JAZZ COMES TO JOBURG

By Steve Kwena MOKWENA

NATIONAL FILM & VIDEO FOUNDATION OF SOUTH AFRICA - as FIN

Documentary - Completed 2015

The pain of being black and gifted in a racist society and the pain between father and son is washed away by music

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • SOUTH AFRICA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 60 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Steve Kwena MOKWENA
    • Writer(s)
    • Steve Kwena MOKWENA
    • Producer(s)
    • Nirvana SINGH
    • Synopsis
    • It is story of artist Kwena Mokwena who creates a modern shrine, THE AFRIKAN FREEDOM STATION dedicated to spirit of his ancestor, Jacob Madumo – a jazzman of the past. But to reach the original jazz spirit, Kwena has to face his estranged father. The pain of being black and gifted in a racist society and the pain between father and son is washed away by music, This is sociological and spiritual response to the racist white gaze which weaves the personal and political in a historical tale of musical triumph. A CINEMATIC HEALING HISTORY that lies inside a jazz song.
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