A South African Rock n Roll Documentary
30. November 2012, 20h
„Fokofpolisiekar“ – a Bryan Little Film – is a South African documentary film about five young Afrikaans punk rockers that transformed a generation during a unique time in history; in one of the most reluctantly complex and evolving societies of the 21st century.
The film follows the story of the band over 4 years as they forge a place for themselves and their fans in a new South Africa; in the process challenging the stigmas and expectations placed on them by their Afrikaner heritage, the church and tradition.
Through the controversy and chaos, Fokofpolisiekar rose above their detractors and initiated a change in how the media perceived them and portrayed them. Through the death threats and Christian backlash they stood tall – sentries for the right identity, freedom of thought, and the raw and often unseemly right to express one’s own truth. They unleashed a debate in the nation’s Afrikaans community that sought finally to heal the wounds or at the very least to acknowledge it.
I hope you can make it and find time to join us on a fantastic journey through South Africa.