Critical Perspective and The Film Hub have teamed up to screen ‘The Creators’, a documentary exploring art and activism in the reconstruction of postapartheid South Africa.
About the film
The story begins in the mind of Cashril Plus, a twelve-year-old animator and son of graffiti artist Faith47. Through Cashril’s eyes, we see his mother paint the streets and forgotten townships haloing Cape Town. Weaving through the lives of Faith47, Warongx (afro-blues), Emile (hip hop), Sweat.X (glam rap), Blaq Pearl (spoken word) and Mthetho (opera), the film culminates in an intertwined story. Born in separate areas of a formerly-segregated South Africa, the artists recraft history — and the impacts of apartheid — in their own artistic languages. The lens reveals the impulse behind the artists’ social consciousness, the individuals’ eccentricities, and each creator’s unique form of expression. Diving into the current of subversive art which fuels South Africa’s many clashing and merging cultures, The Creators brings into focus the invisible connections among strangers’ disparate lives — and the creative expression used to traverse the divide.
There will be a post-screening discussion on some of the issues raised in the documentary as well as short performance by Mangaliso Asi, South African rapper, living in London.
Confirmed Panel Members: Mangaliso Asi and Soweto Kinch
Tickets are £10 and all proceeds go towards artists in the documentary.
For all bookings and information please contact box office on: 0208 772 6556