South Africa's Forgotten Free: A Video Montage
On April 27th each year South Africa celebrates Freedom Day which commerates the birth of its post-apartheid democracy. Yet, on the same day, UnFreedom Day is celebrated or rather observed. UnFreedom Day was began by the Abahlali baseMjondolo Movement or Shack Dwellers to demonstrate that the nation's poor are, in fact, not Free. We call them the Forgotten Free. In other circles they may be referred to as the faceless masses. Or in mainstream politics they are simply the 'People'. This week's Augatora is dedicated to them. To their plight and their often muted identity. The series of videos by Rowan Pybus and Visual Artist Faith47should help you answer the elusive questions: Who are they People and What do they Want?
What the People Wanted and Still Want:
The Freedom Charter from rowan pybus & faith47 on Vimeo.
Where the People Live :
epitaph from rowan pybus & faith47 on Vimeo.
the restless debt of third world beauty from rowan pybus & faith47 on Vimeo.
But The People are Resilient:
the cape of good hope from rowan pybus & faith47 on Vimeo.
So, Who are the People? and What do they Want?
You must know now...