Mitte 2010 erscheint eine Doku über Punk in Africa. Vor allem die historischen Parts aus den 70er Jahren, die die Musikszene zur Zeiten von Bürgerkrieg und Apartheid beschreiben, scheinen sehr interessant zu sein. Hier gibt es einen 5 Minuten Clip und im Anschluss noch mal eine Synopsis von der filmeigenen Homepage www.punkinafrica.co.za


Punk in Africa is a feature length documentary, co-produced by Meerkat Media (Johannesburg, South Africa) and Bohemian Lion Productions and Peligroso Productions (Prague, Czech Republic).

Punk in Africa will focus on the unsung role of punk rock music, style and subcultures in the political and social upheavals of the late 20th century as experienced in four African countries: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Kenya. In the three Southern African societies, punk has often played out against a radical backdrop of intense political struggle and even civil war; in the contemporary underground of Nairobi and the identity politics of the Afrikaans alternative scene in South Africa today, developing punk scenes continue to play out against a similar level of social protest and political difficulties.

The film covers a period of time spanning several decades, from the early 1970s until 2010 and beyond, and will trace the relationships and unique features of the punk scenes in the various countries with a strong emphasis on the central musical and political role of South Africa: historically, currently and for the future. The structure of the film will move through various cities – Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town,Maputo, Harare, Nairobi and Pretoria – each driven by the unique personal story of a representative main character, drawn from across the diverse multi-cultural spectrum of the African punk movement.

The project is currently in production and will be completed mid 2010. A 5 minute teaser here will give a taster of what is to come and gives a small sample of the interviews, footage and material we are busy compiling…

(via Dangerous Minds)