Documentaries and short films

South African Stories showcases authentic, insightful and thought-provoking South African stories. Captured intimately and told by people, both ordinary and iconic, these stories are revealing, heartbreaking and inspiring – a moving testimony to a compassionate people in search of their own identity.

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A personal journey – Stories of identity and belonging against a backdrop of racism and social economic turmoil in South Africa.

With bow and arrow the Khoisan enter the 20th Century claiming their land that was taken away from them.

The  South African Border War during the 70’s and 80’s, death squads and  war veterans suffering from PTSD.

All films have been broadcasted on television and most films were selected for International Film Festivals.

Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, Nelson Mandela’s advisor and friend.

South African Stories of people who risked their lives, others who fought to protect the country against outside enemies, Stories of an economic change and how it affected lives, Stories of children holding on to a dream for a better future, and Stories of art created in Johannesburg. We want to tell so many more S A Stories… Please support us.  

A story of a rapidly increasing group, the poor whites –  people who live out of sight, in silence, and in shame.

Delving into the unknown. Experimental short film in collaboration with photographer Roger Ballen.

The work of controversial photographer Roger Ballen photographing people in Johannesburg.  

Portrait of Ela, South African activist, and granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi.

The story of the new black middle and upper class in South Africa.

Elisabeth Eybers

short documentary - in progress

The South African poet Elisabeth Eybers documentary coming soon.

A heartwarming story about children’s dreams in the townships of Cape Town.

All the stories are a reflection of the transition the country went through. We’ve been filming since the late 90’s. Our latest film ‘A Fools Paradise’ was released  2020.

A provocative film of the Afrikaner extremist movement  of the early 90’s.

Filmed in Johannesburg. Experimental film in collaboration with photographer Roger Ballen