There has been an increase in international movies that are being filmed in South Africa. Another addition to the list is Prisoner 760 starring Jodie Foster, Shailene Woodley and many others, and they’re filming in Cape Town!
Prisoner 760 is based on the memoir, Guantanamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi, which was published in 2015. Slahi is a Mauritian who was detained at Guantanamo Bay detention camp from 2002 to 2016 without charge or trial. He is also one of the few prisoners that the US officials admit having tortured.
Slahi was released in October 2016 and he returned to Mauritania. His memoir was published in 2015 while he was still imprisoned. In November 2019, the film version was announced with Kevin McDonald (The Last King of Scotland) directing, and the cast including Benedict Cumberbatch, Tahar Rahim as Slahi, Jodie Foster as his lawyer Nancy Hollander, Shailene Woodley, and Zachary Levi (remember when we reported that he was in Cape Town).
Mohamedou Ould Slahi has been posting on his Twitter as he has enjoyed Cape Town while filming Prisoner 760. He posted pics of him at Knead in Kloof Street, and visiting Nelson Mandela’s cell on Robben Island.
Nelson Mandela's cell in Robben island pic.twitter.com/bNGRBMCKoh
— Mohamedou O Salahi (@MohamedouOuld) January 15, 2020
There were also pictures of Slahi sitting with Jodie Foster, Shailene Woodley and the real Nancy Hollander at a local spot:
— Shailene Woodley Updates (@AllegiantSG) January 18, 2020
— Shailene Woodley Fans (@PlanetShailene) January 17, 2020
While in SA, Shailene also promoted the work that Ocean iMPAct is doing to protect the marine life in South Africa:
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i’ve learned a lot filming down here in south africa. currently 5% of this country’s oceans are protected in Marine Protected Areas. this year they need another 5% to reach their goal of 10% protection by 2020. and then we tackle 30% by 2030. SHARE your love for South Africa's oceans… #Love10x20 and #Love30x30. follow @oceanimpactsa for more. i was so moved by my experience linking up with them last week and learning about the work they’re doing. #southafrica #oceans #ocean #sa #capetown #love10x20 #love30x30
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