Usually this time of the year I travel to Bloemfontein which is approximately 300 miles south of here and screen films at the Volksblad Arts Festival which you can find at www.volksbladfees.co.za
. This is also when Brother Cheezeflix wishes me and my native bearers
a safe journey across the crocodile infested Vaal River. I keep trying to tell him that we actually have motorized transport here and that there is a tarred road across the bridge, but I cannot convince him otherwise.
Unfortunately, one of the festival's main sponsors pulled out and it just so happens that this sponsor controls the purse for the film festival so I wasn't able to go this year. It's sad really: I liked doing it.
You know, Trevor, you like to say that SA is not all crocodiles in the rivers and lions walking the streets, but I wonder if you're just pulling our leg. Just how many lions did you see on the street when you got up this morning? Be straight with me, man.