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Cape Town Film Studios, which is backed by national and local government as well as private shareholders, has also been chosen for the movie "Long Walk to Freedom," the long-awaited biopic of former South African leader Nelson Mandela.
The film, which is expected to be released next year starring Idris Elba, is South Africa's biggest-budgeted film, says Dekker. This is, he says, a testament that the studios can help boost local productions and enable Africans to start telling their stories to the world.
"We, ourselves, Africans, we need to almost free ourselves," says Dekker. "We need to grow and to understand that the world out there is waiting for us. We've got everything now -- we've got great crews, good stories, we've got a great studio.
"We just need now to start making commercial film ... the 'Chronicles' of the world, ourselves -- that is maybe the next frontier for us."