Filmmaker (South Africa)

Born in 1980 in Johannesburg, Arya has written and directed broadcast in South Africa documentaries, like Citizen X which explored the reactions of social movements against xenophobic violence in the peri-urban townships. Arya is largely interested in urban identities and social history of post-apartheid South Africa and beyond. Much of his work is motivated by the need to identify false declarations of african urban popular experience , exploring, reinventing these identities and these often invisible stories.


  • Alexandra! My Alexandra (2012)

  • Citizen X (2010)

  • The Father Inside (2009)

  • It Happened to Me (2008)

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