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South Africa, 1990
52 min
Art, identity, politics, and struggle are inseparable concepts - especially in Apartheid South Africa.
While everyone knows of the struggle against Apartheid, and most people have heard of musicians like Miriam Makeba who heroically and tirelessly devoted their life and talent to fight the unjust system, few know that visual artists also played an important role in the struggle. This art documentary takes a look at visual art by black South Africans artists, their role in the struggle, and tries to understand on how it happened that art became such a powerful tool.

In the bad old days there was one clear goal: End Apartheid. Today, things are more ambiguous, but not less politicized, and art is still a powerful way to express identity, make one’s voice heard and conduct a struggle.