24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
African Film School
Found 8mm home movies from safaris in South Africa and Zimbabwe in the 1960s – i.e., during the apartheid era. The filmmaker finds inspiration in Peter Kubelka’s avant-garde work Unsere Afrikareise and uses montage and editing to critically refl ect on the colonial representation of the African landscape.
“Having lived in South Africa for almost a decade, I wanted to find an abstract way to reflect on my journey as a filmmaker and highlight my concerns regarding the visual misrepresentations of Southern Africa.” R. Horn
American director Roger Horn (1977) teaches film production and visual anthropology in Cape Town. In his work, he draws on more than twenty years of experience in various fields of media production. His films work with elements of visual anthropology and are made using found footage. Horn has repeatedly explored burning issues facing South Africa, such as xenophobia, migration, gender identity and sexuality.
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