As a child, Ali Neuman narrowly escaped being murdered by Inkhata, a militant political party at war with Nelson Mandela's African National Congress. Only he and his mother survived the carnage of those years. But as with many survivors, the psychological scars remain.
In 1879, during the Zulu wars, man of the people Lt. John Chard (Stanley Baker) and snooty Lt Gonville Bromhead (Michael Caine) were in charge of defending the isolated Natal outpost of Rorke's Drift from tribal hordes, holding out during an Alamo-like siege until they are overwhelmed, losing the battle, but going down in history as heroes. 150 soldiers defended a supply station against some 4000 Zulus, aided by the Martini-Henry rifle "with some guts behind it". In the hundred years since the Victoria Cross was created for valour and extreme courage beyond that normally expected of the British soldier in face of the enemy only 1344 have been awarded. Eleven of these were won by the defenders of the mission station at Rorke's Drift, Natal, January 22nd to the 23rd 1879.
In 1879, the British suffer a great loss at the Battle of Isandlwana due to incompetent leadership. Cy Endfield co-wrote the epic prequel Zulu Dawn 15 years after his enormously popular Zulu. Set in 1879, this film depicts the catastrophic Battle of Isandhlwana, which remains the worst defeat of the British army by natives, with the British contingent outnumbered 16-to-1 by the Zulu tribesmen. The film's opinion of events is made immediately clear in its title sequence: ebullient African village life presided over by King Cetshwayo is contrasted with aristocratic artifice under the arrogant eye of General Lord Chelmsford (Peter O'Toole). Chelmsford is at the heart of all that goes wrong, initiating the catastrophic battle with an ultimatum made seemingly for the sake of giving his troops something to do. His detached manner leads to one mistake after another.
Two South African boys, one white, Rhino, and one black, Zulu, go their separate ways after an incident. Many years later, they meet up again as adults, when one, after living for years in the United States, is now a wanted criminal. The two end up being a part of a madcap chase involving a check for a large amount of lottery money, pursued by Gen. Diehard and Rhino's ex-wife Rowena, who was the cause of the rift between the two protagonists.
When LOU (28 years old) is told she's been promised to the ZULU KING in marriage to repay an ancestral debt, she is forced to confront the tradition she's been running away from since the death of her parents when she turned 15. TEXAS WALKER (Tex), her American fiancée, is the only man she has ever fallen in love with. She decides to confront the King and convince him he doesn't want to marry her. But when she prevails upon handsome royal advisor ZULU to help her get into the Royal Compound, he proves to be a dangerously seductive charmer.
Whisky Romeo Zulu tells the story prior to the crash of LAPA Boeing 737 that on August 31, 1999, caught fire after hitting an embankment in the center of Buenos Aires, killing 67 people. The disaster changed the history of civil and commercial aviation in Argentina, and the film recounts, from the standpoint of the director, a former airline pilot-how in some countries the safety of the flight is incredibly precarious.
Directed by Ramadan Suleman.
The saga of legendary African warrior Shaka Zulu comes to the screen in this continuation of the timeless tale from original miniseries creator Joshua Sinclair. From the moment he was born, Shaka Zulu was bound for greatness. When his homeland of Africa begins to fall prey to England's rapidly expanding empire, Shaka Zulu leads a bloody struggle to keep his people free. Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Zulu Comedy Galla is a Danish Comedy Award show shown on TV2 Zulu once a year. At the show the Comedian of the year and "Läkerols Talentpris" are awarded and three new comedians attempts to make it in to the comedy scene.
ZULU meets JAZZ provides an opportunity to learn the history of Jazz music in the townships of Durban, a link between the music and the social movement, "a long walk toward freedom", which brought an end to Apartheid.
Shaka Zulu is a 1986 television serial directed by William C. Faure and written by Joshua Sinclair for the South African Broadcasting Corporation. It is based on the story of Shaka, king of the Zulu nation from 1816 to 1828, and the writings of the British traders who dealt with him. It aired in the U.S. in syndication. Harmony Gold USA partly funded Shaka Zulu in spite of economic sanctions. The series consisted of 10 episodes approximately 50 minutes each in length. The series was based on Sinclair's novel of the same name.