South Africa/USA, 2012; Documentary; DCP, HD CAM SR, aspect ratio 16:9, 5.1 mix; 83 minutes; original language English, Xhosa & Afrikaans, with English subtitles.
|DIRECTOR||Laura Gamse & Jacques de Villiers|
|DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY||Bernard Myburgh|
|EDITOR||Jacques de Villiers|
|PRODUCTION MANAGER||Isaac Sobe|
|PRODUCTION COMPANY||Daydream Reels|
Apartheid's legacy left marks of injustice and inequality throughout South African society. While the young generation still struggles with violence, discrimination and poverty, some have chosen a creative way to express their feelings, somewhere between rebellion and hope for a brighter future. Whether it is painting the city with graffiti, writing blues, singing opera or developing their own hip hop culture, these creators use the strongest weapon they have in their hands: art. Through the eyes of a few symbols of this emerging culture, the film portrays a whole country, embracing its history and its complexity. Seeking the source of these creators' inspiration and depicting the impact of art on their lives and environment, the film paints a positive and revealing picture about the role of artists.