Downtown Johannesburg is conceived to be a dangerous place. But the city is slowly changing. “Place of Light" is a story of innovation and risk taking, of pitting historical city decay against the innovation of young entrepreneurial minds. How do you bring back the pulse of downtown Johannesburg and plant a place of creativity, business and living back into the inner city? A story of a pioneering development project by a group of young people, as well as a look into the context of regeneration in the Johannesburg landscape.
This is the story of Maboneng, meaning ‘Place of Light’. An urban neighborhood on the east side of Johannesburg CBD.
Director and DOP: Bram Janssen
Co-director: Elles van Gelder
Producer: Jason Hoff - Pulp Films
Executive Producer: Propertuity
Music: Bart Janssen
Graphics: Jared Hurwitz
Edited by: Bram Janssen and Etienne Naudé
Assistant editor: Loveson Xaba