Stocktown X South Africa

Beyond the stereotypical daily reporting on violence, AIDS and safari tours, Swedish based directors Teddy Goitom and Benjamin Taft set out to capture the creative street vibes of South Africa. On their first stop to Capetown and Johannesburg , they meet up with the heavy metal band Ree-burth , The Soweto Style setters Smarteez with their colorful street savy fashion to video gamers label 2bop to the limpop music genre innovator Gazelle and many many more.

Welcome to a road movie by Stocktown presenting another perspective from the young creative forces around big cities in Africa.

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Press contact: teddy@stocktown.com

Screenings
Basel African Cinema August 12th, 2011, Basel, Switzerland.
Victora & Albert Museeum,  June 24th, 2011, London, England.
Cinema Africa Festival, March 26th, 2011, World Premier, Stockholm, Sweden.
Africa In The Picture Festival, October 8th, 2011, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
UR, (31/10, 22.00 SVT1, 2/11, 13:00 SVT2, 4/11 15:00 SVT2), Sweden.

Were on CNN! Aslo featured on chef Marcus Samuelson’s blog, This is Africa, One Small Seed blog, Cultureclimax, Soo Ambitious, YES!, 2Bop, Kingsize magazine, CinamaAfrica

STOCKTOWN X SOUTHAFRICA PART 1
Filmlength: 28min, english subtitles
Worldpremier: 26 March 2011 Cinemafrica festival Stockholm
Directors: Teddy Goitom & Benjamin Taft
Editors: Benjamin Taft, Dimitris Vulalas, Ivan Spee
Graphics: Robin Ekemark
Music by : Daniel Savio, Dirty Paraffin, WillRock
Sound design: Jakob Myrman

Background:
In 2003 the first Stocktown documentary was produced. A collage of streetculture and urban inventionsfrom Japan, USA, Australia and Europe. Now we proudly present a new upcoming Tv series from Africa, where we will seek out the same creative forces in Africa´s four point of the compass. An inspiring and surprising adventure that will turn your view of the continent upside down! Stocktown is a trademark run by the Swedish organization Roots dedicated to documenting urban culture worldwide.

“Movie uncovers South Africa’s underground youth culture”
CNN

“…such a great vibe, love the beats thrown down by Durban natives, Dirty Paraffin
Another Africa

“They are young, full of talent and they represent Africa in its 21st century. Far from the stereotypical vision you may have of Africa, Stocktown is about future, evolution and dynamism of the Motherland.”
African Digital Art

“It’s good to see other people taking note of the creative buzz in Africa!”
Afroklectic

“They are young, full of talent and they represent Africa in its 21st century. Far from the stereotypical vision you may have of Africa, Stocktown is about future, evolution and dynamism of the Motherland.”
Echoes of Concrete

For more info follow us at stocktown.com/africa & on on Facebook.