Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Events

  • The Creators: South Africa through the eyes of its artists
  • Film
  • 4/26/2012
  • 21:35-22:55
  • Spencer Museum of Art
  • Host: African & African-American Studies, Ermal Garinger Academic Resource Center, Film & Media Studies, French & Italian, KU Libraries, Project on th
Event Description
Step into the lives of six artists sculpting South Africa's future from the fragments of a tumultuous past. The Creators explores the chaotic reality of modern day South Africa by peering through the eyes of its artists. Born into separate areas of the formerly-segregated country, the individuals reinterpret history in their own artistic languages. Weaving through the lives of Faith47 (street art), Warongx (Afro-blues), Emile (hip-hop), Sweat.X (performance), Blaq Pearl (spoken word) and Mthetho (opera), the film culminates in an intertwined multi-plot. As we grow closer to the individuals, we notice stark differences in their perspectives, exposing an intimate, refreshing, and deeply revealing portrait of those remolding the legacy of apartheid.

Africa World Documentary Film Festival (AWDFF)