Director (South Africa)

Dylan Valley is a Capetonian documentary filmmaker who sees film as a tool for social change and awareness. But he still has a sense of humour.

His first (student) documentary, Lost Prophets, a UCT Honours project about South African hip hop pioneers, Prophets of da City, played at Encounters International Documentary Festival in 2007. He then directed for Headwrap (Plexus Films), an arts and culture reality show for SABC1. He then went on to direct for the SABC Education programme, Amazing Time Detectives.

His film Afrikaaps (Plexus Films/ The Glasshouse), about a group of artists retracing the history of Afrikaans back to slaves in the Cape, won the Best South African Documentary award at the Cape Winelands Film Festival in 2011.

He has since directed two documentary films for Al Jazeera’s Documentary Channel and was nominated for Best Documentary Director at the South African Film and Television Awards. He continues to dream of becoming a DJ.

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