Wonder Boy for President tells a story of a charismatic young man from the Eastern Cape, who is coerced into running for president by two corrupt characters. It is a political satire that delves into political dynamics and challenges that arise. Written by John Barker

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6.8
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TVSA

13 Mar 2017
7.0
John Barker, son of the legendary Clive Barker, yes the Bafana Bafana coach, made a mockumentary in early 2000 called Blue Cheese about a terrible rock group that thought it was destined for stardom. It’s fitting that his second mockumentary should ...
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City Press

13 Mar 2017
8.0
Emerging naked from the sea in the Eastern Cape, born to serve the masses with naïve wisdom, he is a township hero who is set to become the youthful saviour of the ANC. The clean politician and everyman the people have been waiting for in these tryi ...
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IOL

13 Mar 2017
8.0
A surprisingly gentle satire about our political system, Wonder Boy for President gets an extra star despite a slight script simply for being the only one of its kind around at the moment. Where other countries might see a rise in political satire wh ...

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Release Date(s):

July 29, 2016 (South Africa)

Cinematography:

Graham Boonzaaier, Manu Lapière

Screenplay:

John Barker, Kagiso Lediga, Camilo Saloojee, Christopher Steenkamp

Editor:

Saki Bergh

Sound:

Sergio Da Cruz, Grant Harris, Tlotleho Mohlatlane, Alun Richards

Music:

Alun Richards

Production Company:

A Barking Rat Film, Dieprente, Kwazi Mojo Media

Distribution:

Indigenous Film Distribution

Language:

English

Runtime:

89 minutes

Budget:

ZAR 500,000 (estimated)

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