BEST SOUTH AFRICAN DOCUMENTARY
- Cape Winelands Film Festival 2011
In AFRIKAAPS, Dylan Valley explores the untold Creole history of Afrikaans, using what he knows best -- Hip Hop, humour and personal perspective. The film follows a group of local artists creating the stage production, AFRIKAAPS, as they trace the true roots of Afrikaans to slaves in the Cape. It features the musical greats, Jitsvinger, Kyle Shepherd, Emile (black noise), Shane Cooper, Moenier Adams, Blaq Pearl, the powerhouse b-boy, Bliksemstraal, and the poetic genius of Jethro Louw. The film reclaims and liberates Afrikaans from its reputation as the language of the oppressor, taking it back to the people who own it.
Produced by Plexus Films
Afrikaaps the theatre show originally produced on the stage by The Glasshouse , Amsterdam and The Baxter Theatre Centre, Cape Town, in association with ABSA KKNK. Director Catherine Henegan: Dramaturg Aryan Kaganof.