Destination Johannesburg

// Destination Johannesburg

Laure Poinsot // France // 2010
// Couleur // 1,85:1

Sprawling, diverse, Johannesburg is not a city that can easily be tamed, with its endless distances, its social and economic clashes, its reputation for crime.

Formerly the ultimate city of colonialism and of apartheid, Johannesburg is now a city of unprecedented social, economic, and urban issues that the Rainbow Nation must face.

Fifteen years after the fall of apartheid, the ancient city of gold has become a laboratory in which communities learn to live together. Ten residents of Johannesburg, from ten districts, show us their city, their hopes, and their doubts...

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Director

Laure Poinsot has been a documentarist for more than ten years. She has directed more than twenty films for television (France 5, France 3, Canal +, Public Sénat…). Living between France and the African continent for several years, she chose the form of the web documentary to share her passion for her adopted city, Johannesburg.

Credits

Director: Laure Poinsot - laure.poinsot@free.fr
Editor: Laure Poinsot and Céline Ducreux - celine.ducreux@gmail.com
Post-production et subtitling: Carine Chichkowsky, Guillaume Morel, Victor Claude. Production: Survivance
Diffusion: Liberation.fr

Press

Laure Poinsot INTERVIEW

http://webdocu.fr/web-documentaire/2010/07/02/laure-poinsot-sextirper-des-cliches-habituels-sur-lafrique-du-sud/

Le Labo de Libé

The progressive Africaans professor of political science Piet Kraucamp describes his encounter with Nelson Mandela, after a tough political meeting.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xdq4e4_news

Videos

http://www.liberation.fr/monde/06012155-joburg-est-une-ville-ou-il-faut-tout-le-temps-se-battre

http://www.liberation.fr/monde/06012133-si-vous-demandiez-un-un-milk-shake-on-ne-vous-servait-pas

http://www.liberation.fr/monde/06012154-alexandra-est-la-mere-de-tous-les-townships

http://www.liberation.fr/monde/06012119-pendant-l-apartheid-on-ne-pouvait-pas-avoir-d-actions-de-nos-propres-societes

http://www.liberation.fr/monde/06012156-yeoville-ce-petit-village-africain


News

'Ma mort ne m'appartient pas' de Charles-O'Gust Kutu remporte le Grand Prix du Moyen Métrage au festival du film documentaire de Saint-Louis du Sénégal! 

Our new film Neighbouring Sounds will be screened on February 3rd at Cinéma du Garde Chasse, Lilas and at Cinéma La Clef on February 11 with Autres Brésils and at Etoile Lilas on February 18.

Our film Kelly has won the Youth Prize at Cinema du Reel !


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