movie premiere: watch georgina warner and imraan christian’s short film “jas boude”, a day-in-the-life portrait of cape flats skateboarding collective 20sk8
By Eye Candy
February 25, 2016
“Jas Boude” is a documentary short film by filmmakers Georgina Warner and Imraan Christian that chronicles a day in the life of Cape Flats skateboarding collective, 20sk8, who are trying to overcome the systematic and structural inequalities that continue to be deeply felt throughout Cape Town. The film touches on the “Land Areas Act”, enforced by apartheid, and it’s continued integration in the function of the city today. This conversation about the lingering structures, systems, and affects of colonialism and apartheid are particularly relevant as protests about access and inequality from South African university students persist.
“Jas Boude” debuted at Encounters International Documentary film festival in 2015 and has been nominated for best student film at the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA). Watch the documentary below.
By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor
Photos: By Imraan Christian
Directors: Georgina Warner and Imraan Christian
Producer: Fritz Bucker
Cinematography: Imraan Christian
Editing: Georgina Warner
Sound: Mitchell Roberts
Mentor: Simon Wood
Original Score: Bfake
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Wade de Monk
World Premier at Encounters International Documentary Film Festival South Africa.
Music by 20sk8’s music division, Bfake.
*Erin White is an Atlanta-based writer and AFROPUNK’s editorial and social media assistant. You can follow her on Tumblr or friend her on Facebook. Have a pitch or an inquiry? Shoot her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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