Fiche Film
Cinéma/TV
LONG Métrage | 2010
Citizen X
Pays concerné : Afrique du Sud
Durée : 60 minutes
Type : documentaire

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Réal: Arya Lalloo
Producteur: Uhuru Productions
Scénario : Arya Lalloo

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Tired of waiting for the state to make good on liberation’s promises and facing deep ening poverty communities across South Africa have taken to the streets with increasing volatility since the early 2000’s. Through the experiences of community lead ers in Alexandra, Soweto and Khutsong, the film critically traces the potential beginnings of a popular resistance and asks some diffi cult questions of both the movements and the state they are up against. Can the dream of equality for all be achieved within a capitalist South Africa? And if not, why are leaders of social movements not uniting to build real political alternatives? Citizen X is an unflinching portrait of civil un rest in the New South Africa, recently crowned the most unequal society in the world


Communities across South Africa are up in arms. Tired of waiting for the state to make good on liberation’s promises and facing deepening poverty they have once again taken to the streets. Protest actions have increased in number and volatility since the early 2000’s, reaching record highs in 2010.

CITIZEN X is an unflinching portrait of civil unrest in the New South Africa; recently crowned the most unequal society in the world.

Through the experiences of community leaders in Alexandra, Soweto and Khutsong, the film critically traces the potential beginnings of a popular resistance and asks some difficult questions of both the movements and the state they are up against. Are these protests demanding the dream of equality for all be kept on the agenda… and if not why not?


2010
60 min HD
Director: Arya Lalloo
Producers: Uhuru Productions
Writer: Arya Lalloo
With the Support of Strategies and Tactic
A Project of the Atlantic Philanthropies

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