South Africa inspired Documentary, Searching for Sugar Man nominated for Oscars 2013
One of the five Academy Award nominees for Best Documentary Feature in 2013 is “Searching for Sugar Man” by Malik Bendjelloul and Simon Chinn.”The Invisible War,” “The Gatekeepers,” “How to Survive a Plague” or “5 Broken Cameras.” are the other documentaries in the category.
Searching for Sugar Man is reputed to be the favourite in it’s category and it features two South African music lovers who embarked on a mission to uncover the fate of an obscure, 1970s-era U.S. rocker whose debut album became a surprise hit in South Africa. Along the way they found out that the star of the documentary, Sixto Diaz Rodriguez had anamazing musical career that made every aspriring rock star green with envy. He was lauded by critics but ignored by the American public. He released two albums before unceremoniously disappearing from the spotlight. He was rumoured to have committed suicide on stage!
February 24 is D-Day for the Oscars.
Interview with Director Malik Bendjelloul and Rodriguez