Director: Laura Gamse
2011, South Africa, USA
English, Xhosa and Afrikaans, with English subtitles
Documentary feature / 81 minutes
The chaotic reality of modern-day South Africa is explored through the eyes of its artists in this moving film. Born into different regions, classes and ethnicities, the artists—who range from a graffiti artist to an Afro-blues musician, a performance artist to an opera singer—reinterpret the chequered history of their country through their own creative languages. A revealing, deeply intimate portrait of a group of questing individuals still getting to grips with the legacy of apartheid.
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Laura Gamse is a 2009 Fulbright Scholar from the USA, living in South Africa. She is currently working on the Invisible Sessions, a series of musical meditations intended to increase international awareness of African artists, and the Abahlali Bikes Initiative, a project dedicated to stimulating alternative transportation in South Africa.
This film is presented in association with the Zanzibar International Film Festival and supported by the Commonwealth Foundation.
Thur 29 Sept 4.30pm, The Little Carib Theatre