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Gangster Project

Year
2011
Country
Germany, Republic of South Africa
Duration
55’
Director
Teboho Edkins

In Cape Town, South Africa, one of the world's most violent and unequal societies, a young white film student sets out with his cameraman, leaving the comfort of his protected neighbourhood. He wants to make a Gangster Film, with real gangsters. After a lengthy search for a suitably 'cinematic' character, he finds the perfect gang and settles into their everyday rhythm. The reality soon catches up and the claustrophobic gangster life doesn’t exactly fit to the expectations. 20 year after the first democratic election, South Africa remains a deeply divided society, one in which dialogue and understanding seem impossible, out of reach. It is a film between fiction and reality, where real truths are revealed and fiction stops being fiction, and when it stops mattering.

Production
Deutsche Film? und Fernsehakademie, Potsdamer Str. 2, 10785, Berlin, Germany, +49 (0)30 257 59?0, louis@dffb.de
Director
Teboho Edkins

Teboho Edkins was born in the USA in 1980 and grew up mainly in Lesotho, but also Germany, South Africa, France and now lives in Berlin. He studied Fine Art at the University of Cape Town, followed by a 2-year post-graduate residency at le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains in France and then a post-graduate film directing programme at the DFFB film academy in Berlin. His films have been screened in over 100 festivals and galleries worldwide.

Selected Filmography

Ask Me I'm Positive (2004), Looking Good (2005), True Love (2005), Gangster Project 1 (2006-2007), Kinshasa (2008), Thato (2011)

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