Doku-Trailer: Punk in Africa

 Youtube Direktafrica, via Open Culture

Schöner Trailer zu „Punk in Africa“, der die Wurzeln der Mucke in der Rebellion der weißen Kids gegen die Rassenpolitik ihrer Eltern ausmacht, die sich mit den Schwarzen zusammentaten und drei Akkorde runterspielten. Der Film befindet sich seit letztem Jahr im Festivalzirkus, Screenings findet man auf der Facebook-Seite. Ob und wann der bei uns zu sehen sein wird, kann ich nicht sagen. Leider.

Three chords, three countries, one revolution…PUNK IN AFRICA is the story of the multi-racial punk movement within the recent political and social upheavals experienced in three Southern African countries: South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. In these societies, the punk subculture represented a genuinely radical political impulse, playing out against a backdrop of intense political struggle, economic hardship and even civil war.

PUNK IN AFRICA traces this until-now untold story from its roots in the underground rock music of early 1970s Johannesburg, the first multi-racial punk bands formed in the wake of the Soweto Uprising and the militant anti-apartheid hardcore and post-punk bands of the 1980s to the rise of celebratory African-inspired ska bands which sprang up from Cape Town to Maputo in the democratic era of the 1990s. Today, an emerging generation of bands continue to draw on this legacy to confront the political challenges of contemporary Zimbabwe and the uncertain identity issues of the Afrikaans minority in South Africa.

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