Beyond the stereotypical representation of Africa, instead of focusing on violence, AIDS and safari tours, Swedish based directors Teddy Goitom and Benjamin Taft set out to capture another side of South Africa: as seen through the lens of creative and street culture. In their documentary titled Stocktown X South Africa, their first stop was in Capetown and Johannesburg, where they met various artists that make up the creative scene of Africa: a heavy metal band Ree-burth, Soweto style trendsetters Smarteez with their colorful street savvy fashion attitudes, video game label 2bop, limpop music genre innovator Gazelle and many, many more.
Welcome to Stocktown: presenting another perspective of the young creative forces around big cities in Africa.
The documentary was broadcasted on National Swedish Television in 2010.
STOCKTOWN X SOUTHAFRICA PART 1
Filmlength: 28min, english subtitles
Worldpremier: 26 March 2011 Cinemafrica festival Stockholm
Directors: Teddy Goitom & Benjamin Taft
Editors: Benjamin Taft,Dimitris Vulalas, Ivan Spee
Graphics: Robin Ekemark
Music by : Daniel Savio Dirty Paraffin, WillRock
Sound design: Jakob Myrman
In 2003, the first Stocktown documentary was produced, which was made as a collage of street-culture and urban inventions from Japan, USA, Australia and Europe. It’s follow-up is a new upcoming TV series from Africa, in which we seek out the same creative forces in Africa´s four point of the compass. An inspiring and surprising adventure that will turn your view of the continent upside down!