Uprising of Hangberg, The
2010, South Africa, 90 min, Digital Beta, 18A
English and Afrikaans with English subtitles
Director: Dylan Valley
Presented as part of:
International Spotlight on the Khoi-San II
The Uprising of Hangberg
Oct 21 2011, 12:30PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 2
In September 2010 in an idyllic ocean-side community south of Cape Town, South African police forces, under the direct orders of Western Cape Premier Helen Zille, conducted an operation to eradicate an Indigenous settlement that was deemed illegal. At once an intimate and compelling story of the legacies of apartheid, The Uprising of Hangberg dramatically documents the police forcibly removing dwellings in the Hangberg district of Hout Bay and the conflict that ensued with the Khoi-San residents. The uprising was a struggle for the rights and freedom of a marginalized people who were maligned in the media and attacked by the very system they voted into power.
Dylan Valley (Khoi-San) was born and raised in Cape Town. Having made films about music, street culture, heritage and social issues, Valley now specializes in documentary film, as well as short experimental film. His first student film, Lost Prophets, about South African hip-hop pioneers Prophets of da City, played at Encounters International Documentary Festival in 2007. He now freelances as a director and camera operator. He has recently completed directing a film for the Al Jazeera Documentary Channel on the Muslim poet and freedom fighter Tatamkhulu Afrika.
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