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Africa Shafted
Africa Shafted: Under one roof
Ingrid Martens
Moyen | Afrique du Sud | 2011

 

 

 

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Situé à Johannesburg, Ponte, le plus haut immeuble résidentiel en Afrique accueille plus de 4.000 people, dont plusieurs d'entre eux sont des réfugiés et immigrés qui sont venus de chaque coin du continent à la quête d'une meilleure vie. AFRICA SHAFTED: UNDER ONE ROOF capte de manière poignante les opinions de ces gens ordinaires, si différents, les humanisant et offre un regard honnête dans la réalité tragique de la xénophobie.

Afrique du Sud, 2011, anglais, DVD PAL, 55 min

Réalisatrice : Ingrid Martens

Scénario / Images / Montage / Production : Ingrid Martens

Production :
I'M Original Productions
E-mail: imoproductions(@)gmail.com



A timeless, universal documentary filmed entirely in the lift of Africa's tallest apartment: 56 floors and 4400 people.

Located in Johannesburg, Ponte, the tallest residential building in Africa, houses more than 4000 people, many of them refugees and migrants who have travelled from every corner of the continent in pursuit of a better life. AFRICA SHAFTED: UNDER ONE ROOF poignantly captures the opinions of these ordinary, diverse individuals, humanising them and affording an honest glimpse into the tragic reality of xenophobia.

South Africa 2011, English, DVD PAL, 55 min

Producer, director, camera operator and editor: Ingrid Martens
Production manager: Bronwyn Nesbitt
Assistant director: Mandla Mlambo
On-line editor: Stephen Abbott
Final mix editor: Brett Barnes
Website creator and designer: Chevon Erasmus Porter

Print Source:
I'M Original Productions
E-mail: imoproductions(@)gmail.com

The Building
PONTE TOWERS

In Johannesburg, South Africa, it is its landmark and Africa's tallest residential building. Built in 1976 for white people only. Today it's feared, as it's now home to Africa. Almost 4000 people lived in Ponte when the filming started in 2006.
Eight lifts, fifty four floors, four hundred flats and four thousand people.


Quotes from residents:

"This is actually the organisation of African unity building."

"It's the only place, that they accommodate foreigners without having problems. You understand?"

SUPPORTED BY MUSICIANS ACROSS AFRICA
CONTRIBUTORS
A very big thank you goes to the musicians, music companies and the various individuals that assisted to make it possible to use the amazing music in the film. They have added their voice to this important film that brings out the beautiful humanity of Africa and people living as refugees and migrant workers across the globe.
(in order of appearance in the film)

"isizathu" performed by Bongeziwe Mabandla
b o n g e z i w e m a b a n d l a / 3 4 0 m l m u s i c
www.bongeziwemabandla.co.za & www.340mlmusic.com
(south africa)

"africa" performed by Jackson Kaujeua
j a c k s o n k a u j e u a / n a s c a m
(namibia)

"mainte" performed by 3MA
3 m a / c o n t r e - j o u r
www.project3MA.com & www.contrejour.com
(madagascar, mali and morocco/belgium)

"shosholoza"performed by SACATESCO
s o u t h a f r i c a n c a t h o l i c t e e n a g e r s f r o m s o w e t o / d r a l a n p e t e r
(south africa)

"télo dé" (believe him) performed by Dobet Gnahoré
d o b e t g n a h o r é / c o n t r e - j o u r (ivory coast/belgium)
www.dobetgnahore.com & www.contrejour.com

"kouroukanfouga" performed by 3MA
3 m a / c o n t r e - j o u r
www.project3MA.com & www.contrejour.com
(madagascar, mali and morocco/belgium)

"alleluia"performed by SACATESCO
s o u t h a f r i c a n c a t h o l i c t e e n a g e r s f r o m s o w e t o / d r a l a n p e t e r
(south africa)

"baby please" performed by Mapumba
m a p u m b a / m a g i c h u t m u s i c
www.mapumba.com
(drc/south africa)

"mayibongwe inkosi" performed by SACATESCO
s o u t h a f r i c a n c a t h o l i c t e e n a g e r s f r o m s o w e t o / d r a l a n p e t e r
(south africa)

"sema" performed by Mapumba
m a p u m b a / m a g i c h u t m u s i c
www.mapumba.com
(drc/south africa)

"paela" (believe him) performed by Dobet Gnahoré
d o b e t g n a h o r é / c o n t r e - j o u r
www.dobetgnahore.com & www.contrejour.com
(ivory coast/belgium)

"not alone" performed by Samite Mulondo
s a m i t e / s a m i t e m u s i c
www.samite.com
(uganda)

"hima" performed by Nawal Mlanao
n a w a l / p u t u m a y o
www.nawal.com & www.putumayo.com
(comoros/usa)

"hamba nam" performed by Bongeziwe Mabandla
b o n g e z i w e m a b a n d l a / 3 4 0 m l m u s i c
www.bongeziwemabandla.co.za & www.340mlmusic.com
(south africa)

"loubou" performed by Dobet Gnahoré
d o b e t g n a h o r é / c o n t r e - j o u r (ivory coast/belgium)
www.dobetgnahore.com & www.contrejour.com
(ivory coast/belgium)

"c'est la vie" performed by Mapumba
m a p u m b a / m a g i c h u t m u s i c
www.mapumba.com
(drc/south africa)

"olungendo" performed by Samite Mulondo
s a m i t e / s a m i t e m u s i c
www.samite.com
(uganda)

"isizathu" performed by Bongeziwe Mabandla
b o n g e z i w e m a b a n d l a / 3 4 0 m l m u s i c
www.bongeziwemabandla.co.za & www.340mlmusic.com
(south africa)

"africa" performed by Jackson Kaujeua
j a c k s o n k a u j e u a / n a s c a m
(namibia)

"c'est la vie" performed by Mapumba
m a p u m b a / m a g i c h u t m u s i c
www.mapumba.com
(drc/south africa)


FESTIVALS / AWARDS / SCREENINGS

New York African Film Festival,
* OFFICIAL SELECTION

Africa in Motion in Edinburgh
* OFFICIAL SELECTION

African World Documentary Festival
* OFFICIAL SELECTION

Tri Continental Film Festival
* OFFICIAL SELECTION

2012 | Cinema Planeta Film Festival, Mexico
Festival Internacional de Cine y Medio Ambiente de México se llevó a cabo del 17 al 22 de abril en la cuidad de Cuernavaca, Morelos y en la Cineteca Nacional del 2 al 6 de mayo.
* Jury Award for the MOST ORIGINAL TREATMENT (Premio del Jurado al tratamiento mas original)

2011 | 32nd Durban International Film Festival
* Selection
Filmmaker in attendance



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Un retrato único de la Sudáfrica de la actualidad, filmado durante cuatro años en los elevadores del edificio Ponte en Johannesburgo. Este edificio construido en 1976 narra la historia de la ciudad así como la de Sudáfrica.

Documental / Sudáfrica / 2011 / 55 min. / Color /

Dirección, producción, fotografía, edición: Ingrid Martens

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Ingrid Martens

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Ingrid Martens

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Ingrid Martens

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Ingrid Martens

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Ingrid Martens

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Evènements
   

 

06/12/2011 > 10/12/2011
festival |Afrique du Sud |
16 Days of Activism Film Festival - UNiTE Film Festival 2011
"De la chambre à coucher au champ de bataille".

 

 

03/04/2013 > 27/05/2013
festival |États-Unis |
New York African Film Festival (Nyaff) 2013
20ème édition. "Looking Back, Looking Forward: 20 Years of the New York African Film Festival"

 

 

12/06/2013
projection |Namibie |
„African Perspectives": AfricAvenir presents "Africa Shafted: Under one roof" - A film by Ingrid Martens, South Africa 2011, 50 min.
Namibian Premiere. 18h30 @ FNCC, Entrance 20,- Nam$

 

 

10/11/2013 > 17/11/2013
festival |Nigeria |
Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF 2013)
3ème édition

 
   


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