Logofb

Trailers...

  • My Big Gay Jewish Conversion
  • All Families Have Secrets: Patrick Gale's Art of Fiction
  • Miss Rosewood
  • Dark Circus
  • Spiritualist (The)
  • Olly Alexander: Growing Up Gay
  • Red Istanbul
  • Señorita María, La Falda de la Montaña
  • Primavera
  • Like Crazy
  • Love Is All You Need?
  • Girls on Film
  • Railway Children
  • Panzi Invasion (The)
  • My Friend Dahmer
  • Ask the Sexpert
  • Hello Cupid: Farrah
  • To the Bone
  • Anatomy of a Male Ballet Dancer
  • Russian Doll
  • Area:98
  • Soft Voice
  • Last Fitness Instructor (The)
  • Split
  • Dear White People
  • Drama Club (The)
  • Homøe: Looking for Shelter
  • About Us
  • Convictions
  • Vergot
  • Only Men Go to the Grave
  • Riverdale
  • Sarita Colonia, The Moral Truce
  • Tale of the Lost Boys
  • You are the Sea
  • Playground
  • Alabama Bound
  • Silenzi e Parole
  • F Word (The)
  • Pagani

Shield and Spear

South Africa, English, 88 mins

  • Director: Petter Ringbom
  • Writer: Petter Ringbom
  • Producer: Christophe Charlier; Alysa Nahmias

CGiii Comment

The Spear

Freedom of expression and the power of art...

South Africa - now - faces State censorship, State corruption...this State flails under a leadership that is both decadent and dictatorial.

Mr Zuma does not like to be exposed...in public.

South African artists are fighting...painting, photographing, singing and dancing to expose these post-apartheid  inequalities - yes, the rest of the world practically ignores South Africa...the Queen even entertains Zuma at her dinner table.

These artists have a kindness, a mission, a purpose, a collective strength...this film does them the justice they deserve.

Fine, fine work.


Trailer...

Shield and Spear Trailer from Petter Ringbom on Vimeo.

The(ir) Blurb...

An artist paints a caricature of South African president Jacob Zuma that provokes a lawsuit, death threats and a massive street protest. Around this incident, Shield and Spear explores a constellation of stories about identity, art, race, and freedom of expression in South Africa, twenty years into democracy.

Cast & Characters

Zanele Muholi as Himself;
Hunter Kennedy as Himself;
Francois van Coke as Himself;
Iman Rappetti as Herself;
Ferial Haffajee as Himself;
Xander Ferreira as Himself;
Brett Murray as Himself;
Jaco van Schalkwyk as Himself;
Yolanda Fyrus as Herself;
Spoek Mathambo as Himself

Leave a comment

Please login to leave a comment. Optional login below.