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Manenberg

Synopsis
MANENBERG is the debut documentary film by directors and anthropologists Karen Waltorp and Christian Vium, who have lived and done extensive research in Manenberg a suburb outside Cape Town - since 2005. The film is a coming-of-age story about two young ‘Cape Coloureds’ struggling to make sense in the ruins of a post-apartheid South African township. Manenberg was constructed during the apartheid regime to house coloured families with low incomes. Today it is a worn-down and overpopulated ghetto with enormous social problems but it is also an area with strong ties between the inhabitants. Based on five years of ongoing anthropological research in the area, the film invites the audience behind the headlines and into the lives of Warren and Fazline and their families. It is an intimate film about coming of age amidst difficult surroundings, about families, life and its conflicts.
Language
Afrikaans
Country
Denmark
Year of release
2010
Notes
English subtitles
Subjects
Anthropology; Social sciences
Keywords
apartheid; poverty; social anthropology; social problems; South Africa; townships

Credits

Director
Christian Vium; Karen Waltorp

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
£50.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
54 minutes
Year
2012

Distributor

Name

Royal Anthropological Institute

Contact
Susanne Hammacher (Film Officer)
Email
film@therai.org.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7387 0455
Fax
020 7388 8817
Address
50 Fitzroy Street
London
W1T 5BT
Notes
The Institute sells more than 250 anthropology and ethnology titles on video and DVD, including some produced by students and staff of the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology. There is also a large library of internationally produced film and video productions from which items may be borrowed within the UK.

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