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Shield and Spear

Country: South Africa, Language: English, 88 mins

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

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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