- In Cinema Only
CIFF's Top Docs is a monthly feature-length documentary series running November 2021 - April 2022.
DUSTY & STONES screens at Globe Cinema February 1
Gazi "Dusty" Simelane and Linda "Stones" Msibi are country music singers living in the kingdom of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland). They discovered the talents of Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton while listening to Voice of America radio growing up in the remote Mooihoek Valley.
After getting discovered on YouTube, the pair are invited to a music festival in Texas, leading to a ten-day road trip through the American south. Throughout their adventure, they play music, meet the locals and tackle questions of race and power, discussing who gets to claim country music or any art form for that matter.
Single Ticket: $14, includes tax, plus fees
- Jesse Rudoy
- Executive Producer
- Sam Bisbee
- Melissa Adeyemo
- Adam Abada, Benitha Vlok, Michael Koshkin, Sean Anthony Eddy, Tito Balata
- Jesse Rudoy, Loulwa Khoury
- Gazi "Dusty" Simelane
Linda "Stones" Msibi