Umshini Wam Directed by Harmony Korine
Umshini Wam, a new narrative short written and directed by renowned director Harmony Korine and starring the South African group Die Antwoord recently premiered at the SXSW Film Conference and Festival. Korine’s sixteen-minute short brings the audience to the fringes of society where Ninja and Yo Landi of Die Antwoord star as wheelchair-bound gangsters. Residing in the outskirts of civilization, Ninja and Yo Landi play trigger-happy, gun-toting misfits who bond throughout the film by sharing cartoonishly huge joints, sticking-up business owners, and seeking refuge and shelter in the woods. It is a tale of love and the struggle for survival.