34⁰ SOUTH

By Johann ABRAHAMS

ON SET FILM PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

Art - Culture - Completed 2017

Portraying history and current life of the KhoeKhoe, First Nation People, of Southern Africa reflecting Khoe structures, art, culture and heritage.

    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Art - Culture, Documentary, Epic
    • Countries
    • SOUTH AFRICA
    • Languages
    • AFRIKAANS, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 91 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Johann ABRAHAMS
    • Writer(s)
    • Johann ABRAHAMS, Rudolf RIEGER (CO)
    • Producer(s)
    • Rudolf RIEGER (ON SET FILM PRODUCTIONS)
    • Synopsis
    • While travelling to the various destinations of the homes of Khoe and San descendants, chiefs, royalties, head-men and –women to capture ancient rituals, folklore, arts and heritage places, listening to half forgotten stories and tracing their social structures in remote places of Southern Africa.

      Director Johann Abrahams is a direct descendant of the Cape Khoekhoe, the Hessequa. Managing to trace his ancestors back to the first people that were baptized by a German missionary in 1737 results in a fine approach of reflecting on the origin, history and cultural practices of Southern Africa's Indigenous inhabitants.

      Producer Rudolf Rieger spent more than ten years on visiting historical places, collecting related information, participates in Khoekhoe, Bushmen and other traditional events, chief and royalty gatherings, is member of indigenous and tribal councils, attends progressive conferences, is identifying participants and venues in photographs and audio recordings