PUNK IN AFRICA

By Keith JONES, Deon MAAS

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Documentary - Completed 2011

Three chords, three countries, one revolution…Punk In Africa is the story of the multi-racial punk movement within the recent political and social upheavals experienced in three Southern African countries: South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

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Festival de Cannes 2012
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    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • SOUTH AFRICA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, PORTUGUESE
    • Duration
    • 80 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Keith JONES, Deon MAAS
    • Writer(s)
    • Keith JONES
    • Producer(s)
    • Jeffrey BROWN, Deon MAAS, Keith JONES
    • Synopsis
    • Three chords, three countries, one revolution… PUNK IN AFRICA traces an untold story: From its roots in the underground rock music of early 1970s Johannesburg, multi-racial punk bands formed in the wake of the Soweto Uprising, militant anti-apartheid hardcore and post-punk bands of the 1980s to the rise of celebratory African-inspired ska bands which sprang up from Cape Town to Maputo in the democratic era of the 1990s. Today, an emerging generation of bands continue to draw on this legacy to confront the political challenges of contemporary Zimbabwe and the uncertain identity issues of the Afrikaans minority in South Africa.
    • Partners & financing
    • Red Bull Medien
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