Gangster Project

He did not want to shoot a film about gangsters, but a film with gangsters, says Teboho Edkins and travelled with a cameraman to Bonteheuwel, the poorest neighbourhood in Cape Town. In fact, what he experiences there has nothing to do with the common belief of gangster kitsch and popular “Scarface” idolatry. A blunt portrait of a meaningless and likewise hopeless world.

SA/D 2011
Regie: Teboho Edkins
55 min, Colour, DCP, Original with English subtitles
Double Feature with Gangster Backstage

2015, Archive, Retrospektive

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