Country:Südafrika 2010
Language:OF m. engl. UT
Length:52 Minutes
Film series:Neue Filme aus Nordafrika und Südafrika

Director :Valley, Dylan
Screenplay:Shamis, Khalid
 Valley, Dylan
Screenplay by:Henegan, Catherine
Cinematography:Valley, Dylan
Editing:Shamis, Khalid
 Louw, Jethro
 Shepard, Kyle
Production company:Plexus Films


Afrikaans is widely perceived to be a ‘white‘ language and is often with the oppressive apartheid regime. Afrikaans actually developed as a bridging language between the Dutch settlers, the original Khoi San indigenous inhabitants of the Cape and the slave population who were brought to the region. Although it is a very subtle name change, Afrikaaps represents the liberation of Afrikaans from the negative stigma still associated with the language. Afrikaaps is part of a bigger movement of efforts in South Africa to reclaim the Afrikaans language for all who speak it. The Documentary Afrikaaps shows the creative process and obstacles bound to the hiphopera Afrikaaps. It is about the development of Afrikaans and Afrikaaps with a wide range of music and underscored with documentary video and inter- views.
The film was awarded Best SA Documentary Award at the Cape Wineland Festival 2011 and reveived the “Diritto di Pa- rola” Award at the Babel Film Festival, Italy, 2011.


2011 Cape Wineland Festival, Südafrika: beste Dokumentation
Babel Filmfestival, Italien: Preis „Diritto di Parola“