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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • Format: DVD
  • SKU: MVD6189D
  • UPC: 760137618997
  • Street Date: 03/11/14
  • PreBook Date: 02/04/14
  • Label: PUNK IN AFRICA »
  • Genre: Alternative/Punk
  • Run Time: 82 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 2012
  • Director: Keith Jones, Deon Maas
  • Producers: Jeffrey Brown
  • Actors: Ivan Kadey, Michael Flek, Warrick Sony, Lee Thomson, Paulo Chibanga, Tiago C. Paolo, Rubin Rose, Teboho Maidza, Derek Bailey, Mark Kannemeyer, Marcel Van Heerden, Steve Moni, Benji Mudie
  • Box Lot: 30
  • Territory: NORTH AMERICA
  • Language: English


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Punk In Africa

Three chords, three countries, one revolution

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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. Featuring music, interviews and rare and unseen archive footage of Suck, Wild Youth, Safari Suits, Power Age, National Wake, KOOS, Kalahari Surfers, The Genuines, Hog Hoggidy Hog, Fuzigish, Sibling Rivalry, 340ml, Panzer, The Rudimentals, Evicted, Sticky Antlers, Freak, LYT, Jagwa Music, Fruits and Veggies, Swivel Foot and more...

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  • Best of Fest - 3 Best Documentaries, New York Film Festival 2012 - INDIE WIRE

Press Quotes

An interesting if accidental companion piece to recent docu hit 'Searching for Sugar Man'


Cool Movie Alert: A fascinating story that profiles multi-racial bands formed during decades of huge political struggle and social upheaval.

     —USA Today

Top Ten unmissable music films... The story of punk's rise to popularity during apartheid-era South Africa, this film shows how powerful aggressive music can be in a time of real oppression.


Bursting with the heyday of the multiracial punk scene... with a loving emphasis on the surprising - and often overlooked - role that punk music played in Africa.

     —Nat Geo Music

An eye-opening documentary... a labour of love full of rare archive footage and wry testimonies.

     —The Wire (UK)

An off-the-beaten-path punk documentary, this is recommended.

     —K. Fennessy, Video Librarian


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