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.
(81mins) | South Africa, USA
English, Xhosa, Afrikaans with English Subtitles
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.