BIFF 2020
Searching for Sugar Man

Searching for Sugar Man

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Forgotten in America, hailed in South Africa.

SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN is the story of Sixto Rodriguez, the enigmatic folk singer who seemingly disappeared after his two albums in the 70's both flopped. He never developed much of a fan base or acknowledgement in America, but his music was of huge importance to the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa several years later. South African Rodriguez fans Stephen Segerman and Craig Bartholomew-Strydom set out to find out what happened to him.

MALIK BENDJELLOUL is a Swedish director and former child actor. He played a part in the Swedish TV series EBBA OCH DIDRIK in 1990. SEARCHING FOR SUGARMAN is his directorial debut. The film has already won several prizes for best documentary, including at Sundance Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival.