• MEANWHILE IN MAMELODI

    MEANWHILE IN MAMELODI

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  • MEANWHILE IN MAMELODI

    MEANWHILE IN MAMELODI

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  • MEANWHILE IN MAMELODI

    MEANWHILE IN MAMELODI

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  • MEANWHILE IN MAMELODI

    MEANWHILE IN MAMELODI

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MEANWHILE IN MAMELODI

a film by Benjamin Kahlmeyer

MEANWHILE IN MAMELODI

Germany | 2011 | 75:00 min

Synopsis
Recorded for all eternity: the ecstasy in Steven’s face when South Africa scores the first goal of the 2010 World Cup.
In Extension 11, one of the countless districts of the township of Mamelodi, Pretoria, all hell breaks loose. For a brief moment Steven forgets what he calls the most important thing in his life at some other point in the film: ‘doing business’. A big term for the little kiosk that feeds his family. Set against the World Cup, MEANWHILE IN MAMELODI shows the lives of ordinary people who must hustle to get by. Moskito for example, Steven's gawky 17-year-old daughter, who confidently describes herself as a child of the post-Apartheid generation and is looking for a way out of poverty. Steven's wife is suffering from a mysterious mental disease that is kept at bay only by massive doses of medication. Another burden. No, life isn’t easy. But Steven steadfastly pursues his plan.
In one of the most beautiful scenes of this very intimate portrait of a family Steven sings the song about the boss while he serves his customers. Everything is better than working for the man. An insight that is true whatever the colour of your skin is. (Matthias Heeder / DOK Leipzig)
Festivals/Awards
HBO Documentary Films Emerging Artist Award, Hot Docs 2012, Toronto
Honorable Mention, San Francisco Int. Film Festival 2012
Special Jury Prize for Emerging Cinematic Vision, Camden Int. Film Festival 2012
Sport and Society-Award, Int. Sportsfilm Festival ATLANT 2012, Lipetsk
Dutch Golden Stone, Int. Debut Film Festival SCENECS 2012, Amersfoort
Nomination for Golden Key, Dokfest Kassel 2012
Nomination for German Cinematography Award 2012
Nomination for Canon Cinematography Award, Planete Doc 2012, Warsaw
Nomination for David L. Wolper Award, Int. Documentary Association, LA
Nomination for Spotlight Award 2013, Cinema Eye Honors, NYC


festivals among others:
DOK Leipzig 2011 , Germany
Kasseler Filmtage 2011, Germany
2012
ChopShots Documentary Film Festival Southeast Asia, Jakarta
Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York
DOC EST Festivalul de Film Documentar, Iași/Romania
Montreal International Documentary Festival
SCENECS International Debut Film Festival, Amersfoort/Netherlands
Doc House Beursschouwburg/Beligum
Abu Dhabi Film Festival
ATLANT International Sportsfilm Festival, Lipetsk/Russia
Camden International Film Festival
Tri Continental Human Rights Film Festival, South Africa
DOXA Documentary Film Festival in Vancouver
Durban International Film Festival
Cast and Crew
  • Director Benjamin Kahlmeyer
Original Languages

English

Production Company
Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg GmbH
Akademienhof 10, 71638 Ludwigsburg

Phone: +49 7141 9690

info@filmakademie.de
https://www.filmakademie.de
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