Fiche Film
MOYEN Métrage | 2007
Jo’burg Rising
Pays concerné : Afrique du Sud
Durée : 48 minutes
Genre : portrait
Type : documentaire


Deux hommes – vendeur ambulant et un gardien de parking – se retrouvent enfermé dans une usine à rêves (autrement connue sous le nom de ville de Johannesburg).
Ce documentaire fait leur portrait.


Jo’burg Rising
Two men – a street vendor and a parking attendant – find themselves locked inside a dream factory (otherwise known as the city of Johannesburg). Here, at every turn, the dream slips and slides away. Yet, through the combination of sheer determination to live full lives, resilience of spirit and street smarts, they manage to keep up with the business of living. Set against a vibrant cityscape, this portrait explores each character’s world and examines the ways in which they mould the city and are, in turn, moulded by it.
Celebrating their tenacity of heart, this documentary succeeds in probing their internal and external worlds, and tries to explore the veracity of Wally Serote’s poem City Johannesburg, in which he claims the city is « dry like death ».


WORLD PREMIÈRE: 9th edition of the Encounters South African International Documentary Festival | Johannesburg, 13 – 22 July 2007 | Cape Town, 20 July – 5 August 2007 |
> Selection (Category: South Africa)
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