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Title:

PUNK IN AFRICA

Title French:PUNK IN AFRICA
Country:Südafrika; Tschechien 2011
Format:Digital
Colour:Colour
Language:OF m. dt. UT
Length:80 Minutes
Film series:Jenseits von Europa XII


Director :Jones, Keith
 Maas, Deon
Cinematography:Griffin, Gary Keith
Editing:Wills, Andrew
Sound:Chiles, Jonathan
  
Cast:Chibanga, Paulo
 Fleck, Michael
 Kadey, Ivan
 Rose, Ruben
 Sony, Warwick
 Thomson, Lee
Producer:Brown, Jeffrey
Production company:Meerkat Media
 Bohemian Lions
 Peligroso Productions



Storyline



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Three chords, three countries, one revolution... The film is the story of the punk movement within the recent political and social upheavals experienced in South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. In these societies, the punksubculture represented a genuinely radical political impulse, playing out against a backdrop of intense political struggle, economic hardship and even civil war.
The film traces this until-now untold story from its roots in the  underground rock music of early 1970s Johannesburg, the first multi-racial punkbands formed in the wake of the Soweto Uprising and the militant anti-apartheid hardcore and post-punk bands of the 1980s to the rise of celebratory African-inspired skabands 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.
As one of the musicians in the film says: „The job of any punk band is to criticise the government, no matter who the government is.“

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