FOOTNOTES IN THE CITY

Follow brothers Mook Lion and Samora Chapman as they explore the struggling street art and graffiti scenes in Durban, South Africa – talking to some of the colourful characters that run the underground and questioning the relevance of the art form in this vibrant African metropolis…


IN SEARCH OF SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPES

This film tells the story of Ozwathini, a remote rural community situated in the midlands of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, where people practice mixed farming and forestry on small plots between their homesteads. These activities provide subsistence and an income in an area where formal employment is virtually non-existent. The film explores the values, opportunities and challenges of living in a communal area in South Africa. It also contrasts this with the monoculture model of large scale commercial agriculture and questions why government support for such a sustainable, resilient and eco-friendly lifestyle is so hard to find. Its goal is to raise awareness around the need for infrastructure development and support in such areas to make them more supportive of people’s needs and aspirations…



ICC Durban mural project

In April 2019 a crew of Durban’s freshest street artists descended on the ICC to paint a 30x6m mural ahead of the annual Africa Travel Indaba. The planning and design phase took over a year as the artists grappled with the brief and jumped through a zillion hoops in order to comply with the ICC’s strict safety regulations.

The mural was designed by an eclectic and talented group of visual artists – Mook Lion, Kev Seven, Sphephelo Mnguni and Sheldon Windrim in collaboration with photographers Samora Chapman and Kevin Goss-Ross who specialize in capturing portraits of local people. Read more…

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