Production and Credits

Genre: Documentary (Art / Music / Culture/ Human Interest / Social Issues/ History/ Politics/ Society)
Producers: Riason Naidoo and Damon Heatlie                                                                                                               
Executive Producer:  Florian Schattauer

Directors: Damon Heatlie and Riason Naidoo                                                                                                                                                                                       
DOP: Eran Tahor
Editor: Melissa Parry
Sound Recording: Robin Harris  

Narrators: Riason Naidoo and Aziz Hassim                                                                                                   

Sound Design: Riason Naidoo

Language: English 

Duration: 73 minutes

Year of ReleaseJuly 2016 

Current status: Available for film festival and international distribution.


Screening formatDCP
Format remarks: HD (shot on XD-CAM codec) ProRes HQ Master
Frames per second: 25 frames per second
Aspect ratio: HD Video 16:9: 1920 x 1080
Sound format: 2 ch Discrete
Colour: Shot in colour / black and white archival footage

Directors' bios

Riason Naidoo (b.1970) is an independent curator and writer; trained as an artist (painter). He was director of the South African National Gallery (2009-2015), director of the South Africa-Mali Project: Timbuktu Manuscripts (2003-09), in charge of artistic projects at the French Institute of South Africa (2001-03), taught drawing and painting at the University of the Witwatersrand (1999-2001) and was in charge of art education at the Durban Art Gallery (1996-99). Among his curated projects are Any Given Sunday (2016), 1910-2010: From Pierneef to Gugulective (2010), The Indian in DRUM magazine in the 1950s (2006). He has curated retrospective exhibitions on: artist Peter Clarke (2012-13), shown in Senegal, England and France; on photographer Ranjith Kally (2004-2007), exhibited in South Africa, Mali, Austria, Spain and Reunion Island.     


Damon Heatlie (b.1969) is a screenwriter/ filmmaker and Senior Lecturer at Wits University. Damon produced over 60 local music videos (from Brenda Fassie to Mandoza), and directed for such musical heavyweights as Hugh Masekela and Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens).


Drunken Caravan by Babu © 2008 Babu Music

Lionel by Closet Snare, ‘Live at the Armchair Theatre, 2007 © 2010 Closet Snare

Die Goema by Kyle Shepherd © 2008 Kyle Shepherd

I’ve Seen It All by Kesivan and the Lights © 2010 Kesivan and the Lights

Lonely Woman/ India by Kesivan and the Lights © 2010 Kesivan and the Lights

Eclipse by Babu © 2008 Babu Music

Kgalagadi by Bokani Dyer © 2011 Bokani Dyer

Toyi Toyi by Kesivan and the Lights © 2010 Kesivan and the Lights