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“Flatland”: Women On The Run

Article by Maureen Kasuku
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Posted: August 18, 2021  

Gender, race and class collide in Flatland, the South African thriller directed by Jenna Bass. 

Natalie (Nicole Fortuin) is coerced into marrying a ruthless white cop in a tense post-apatheid South Africa. Her fiancé ends up dead and Natalie goes on the run with her old frenemy Poppie who is heavily pregnant and has her own skeletons in the closet. 

In pursuit of the two women is the seasoned detective Beauty Cuba (Faith Baloyi), a black woman battling demons from her own past. Men play the role of aiders and derailers in this thrilling chase. If you’ve watched Thelma &  Lousie, you’ll get Dejavu from this film.

Themes of feminism, racism and class are explored in this Toronto Film Festival favorite.

Watch it by getting your tickets on KenyaBuzz

 

About the author

Maureen Kasuku

Maureen is our resident cat lady and Beyoncé stan. She writes about spas, brunch and ballet recitals but has never been to any. Moonlights as a social justice activist in her spare time. She knows things and is obnoxiously opinionated on the internet but not in real life

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