Südliches Afrika

EGOLI - My South African Home Movie

Jens Meurer
Germany 1996 | 90 Min. | 16 mm, OmeU
Q&A with: Jens Meurer

South Africans after Apartheid are get­ting to know strange things about each other: even after a his­to­ry of oppres­sion and injus­tice, they can and want to live togeth­er. Sweet revenge on apartheid. Egoli is a per­son­al and inti­mate look at this sad, happy, vio­lent, beau­ti­ful coun­try by Jens Meurer, a German film­mak­er who grew up in Johan­nes­burg (Egoli is the city’s African name). Meurer is going back to find out what it means to be a »New« South African. Egoli is both his story and the story of his gen­er­a­tion – from the heyday of Apartheid in the 70’s to the opti­mistic New South Africa of today. Film­ing took place over two years, start­ing before the first free elec­tions in 1994. The film also includes a lot of pri­vate Super 8mm footage, show­ing all the main pro­tag­o­nists as the direc­tor knew them in the ‘70s.

GHETTO DIARIES - Part 1

Amos Sereme, Lindiwe Madondo
South Africa 1996 | 25 Min. | Hi8, OmeU
Q&A with: Don Edkins
This episode is divid­ed into two seg­ments. The first tells the story of Amos, an ex-gang­ster. He spends most of his time at home, trapped, trying to avoid his many … read more

GHETTO DIARIES - Part 3

ACROSS THE DIVIDE

Lucky Mngceke, Nombasa
South Africa 1996 | 25 Min. | Hi8, OmeU
Q&A with: Don Edkins
A migrant gold mine worker doc­u­ments his life. His wife in the Transkei was trained to use a camera, even though she has never seen tele­vi­sion before. Their life is … read more

PEOPLEJUST LIKE US

Kevin Harris
South Africa 1996 | 52 Min. | BetaSP, OmeU
This doc­u­men­tary looks at the sit­u­a­tion of both the home­less & the house­less com­mu­ni­ties in South Africa today and the extent to which these con­stituen­cies of mar­gin­alised people are orga­niz­ing … read more

THE BROKEN STRING

THE BEGINNINGS OF LAND REFORM IN SOUTH AFRICA

Don Edkins, Laurence Dworkin
South Africa 1996 | 74 Min. | BetaSP, OmeU
Q&A with: Don Edkins
For mil­lions of South Africans the trauma of the past and the pover­ty of today is a result of their being forced off the land, a process which has occurred … read more

THE TREE OF OUR FOREFATHERS

Licinio Azevedo
Great Britain, Mozambique 1994 | 53 Min. | BetaSP, OmeU
During Mozambique’s brutal 15 year civil war, one and a half mil­lion Mozam­bi­cans fled to seek refuge in neigh­bour­ing coun­tries. There was no time to bid farewell, no time to … read more