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Searching for Sugar Man Director Malik Bendjelloul Dies at 36
Bendjelloul was inspired to make Searching for Sugar Man, the story of how Mexican-American musician Sixto Rodriguez became a cult hero in apartheid-era South Africa, while backpacking around the world. The film took four years to complete and all of …
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Cannes: Film Industry Shocked by 'Searching for Sugar Man' Director's Suicide
In 2006, Bendjelloul quit his job and took off with a camera to go backpacking around Africa, looking for stories around which he might make a film of his own. It was in Cape Town that he came across Stephen "Sugar" Segerman, who told him about his …
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