Fiche Film
LONG Métrage | 2009
Fahrenheit 2010
Pays concerné : Afrique du Sud
Durée : 75 minutes
Genre : historique
Type : documentaire


Bientôt la coupe du Monde de Football en Afrique. Quel impact pour le pays ?


Warming up for the World Cup in South Africa.
A look behind the scenes and beyond the hype as the Rainbow Nation prepares to host the Greatest Show on Earth.

Written, Produced and Directed by Craig Tanner

Genre:Documentary | History | News | Sport

Warming up for the World Cup in South Africa For four action-packed weeks in June and July 2010, the largest international television audience to ever follow a single event will be watching the football World Cup in South Africa. As the clock ticks down, and the nations of the world anticipate the beautiful game’s showpiece, questions are being asked about what will happen after the trophy is lifted, the caravans move on, and the dogs stop barking… Fahrenheit 2010 cuts through the hype, with an uncompromising examination of what the World Cup means for South Africans themselves – in particular, who actually stands to benefit from the diversion of millions of dollars to build 21st century sports arenas in a country in which, 15 years after throwing off apartheid’s yoke, millions live in shacks and have no access to water – a South Africa where life expectancy has plummeted beneath that in Ethiopia. International heavyweights like Archbishop Desmond Tutu, construction workers, FIFA’s Communications Director, street traders, politicians, and sports celebrities, wade into the debate. National pride, corruption and even murder feature in this astonishingly candid film which peels back the glossy media veneer to expose the real concerns of ordinary South Africans: hopes about jobs, the eviction of school children to make way for construction company offices, the removal of an inconvenient community, and what traditional medicine and the influence of the ancestors might mean for the fortunes of the local team… The film is a visual and musical pleasure. From the exuberance and unique dress of South African fans in full cry, to graphic archive footage of the nation’s liberation, Fahrenheit 2010 brims with energy, colour and texture. The soundtrack kicks off with the African house music hit « Money Maker », and is then underpinned by the unique collaboration between Zulu music legend Madala Kunene and electric guitar virtuoso Nux Schwartz, who generate a fusion of African rhythms and rock elements that range from haunting to infectious. Fahrenheit 2010 takes the temperature of the Rainbow Nation as it prepares to roll out…the Greatest Show on Earth.

Production: Levitation Films
Distributors: Journeyman Pictures (worldwide) (all media)
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