African Portraits

African Portraits

DVD1995 150 Minutes

Five 30 minute programmes consisting of intimate portrait of young Africans who express themselves through some form of creative activity.

Five 30 minute programmes consisting of intimate portrait of young Africans who express themselves through some form of creative activity. Each film blends artistic expression and social context to show a vibrant and positive picture of Africa.

Doug E. Tee & Didier Awadi shows two young rappers from Senegal with their group Positive Black Soul.

Ruth Motau & Themba Hadeve are photographers with a weekly newspaper in Johnnesburg. The want to confront the image of violence in the townships with an alternative view of dignity, aspiration and achievement.

Melanie Jones is a drama student at the New Africa Theatre Project in Cape Town, working mainly with Xhosa people newly settled in the town.

Richard Kabiito is a young painter in Uganda who draws his inspiration from the countryside and village traditions.

Alois Magwenya is a dancer with the Tumbuka Company in Zimbabwe, a group which has maintained it attachment to rural traditions.

This programme can be rented on our Video on Demand system for £1.50 For this you can view as often as you like within a 48 hour period of your own choosing.
To view an extract please click the Video on Demand button

TOTAL
£19.00 plus postage