PUNK IN AFRICA tells the striking story of a hidden, underground and banned movement. While young people in the West started to free themselves from traditional authoritarian power relations in the early 1960s and to make the acquaintance of rock ‘n’ roll and later long hair and punk, in South Africa the institutionalised racism of Apartheid still existed. With the advent of punk music in the mid-1970s, for the first time there was a home-grown youth culture and an opportunity to resist the oppression.

South Africa/Czech Republic 2011
Regie: Keith Jones, Deon Maas
82 min, DCP, OmeU

2012, Archive, Documentary, Documentary Film Competition

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