FIRE WITH FIRE \ 105 min \ South Africa

“We never know how high we are till we are called to rise” could be the motto of this stunningly filmed, high impact and suspenseful motion picture that is based on a true story.

Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu is a teenage hawker who is drawn into the liberation movement to fight against an oppressive apartheid South African government. When he and his comrades are accosted by police while on a mission he is charged with two counts of murder. He is in a fight for his life and must prove his innocence.


Best of South Africa- Rapid Lion Film Festival; Best Film - Luxor  Egypt Film Festival; Best Actor - Brics Film Festival India; 13th Montreal International Black Film Festival- Official Selection 2017; Rapid Lion Best Song Award; Chairman’s Award - Zanzibar Film Festival; Cameroon Film Festival Special mention; Seattle International Film Festival; Durban International Film Festival; Grahamstown Festival; New York African Film Festival; Silwer Skerm Film Festival; Ecrans Noir Cameroon; Cinema Africa Sweden; Royal African Film Festival London; Scotland African Film Festival; 

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Mandlakayise Walter Dube, Jr.

 is a writer and award- winning Cinematographer who hails from in Mabopane, North West of Tshwane. Mandla lectured cinematography at both Wits Television and at Tshwane University of Technology and also consulted in both Cinematography and Heritage Management, obtaining a Master’s degree in both fields.

Mandla’s diverse body of work includes documentaries, shorts, theatre and feature films. Sobukwe: A Great Soul, won SAFTA’s 2013 Best Film, Editing, Directing and Educational Documentary, Kalushi, (the Stage play), at the South African State Theatre, The Rivonia Trial stage play. He also produced music videos for Sony, City of Tshwane, and the South African Post Office.

Mandla’s work in feature films includes Tsotsi, The Italian Job, Strike Back, Angel Heart, and Umtunzi we Ntaba.

Mandla’s experience in Short films includes Badger, Sunset Tuxedo, and A Single Rose. In addition to his qualification in Heritage Management, Mandla’s passion and commitment to South African Arts and Heritage has manifested in productions in various media, including the theatre production The Reburial of the Mapungubwe Remains, the photographic exhibition In Pursuit of Liberty in association with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, and the music concerts Moves for Life, and Velvet Opera Sisters

All from this director.