Documentary screening: The Uprising of Hangberg

You are invited to a screening of the documentary

The Uprising of Hangberg

Internationally acclaimed filmmaker and artist Aryan Kaganof and Dylan Valley, the director of Afrikaaps, have made a documentary on the human rights violations that took place in Hangberg, Hout Bay on 21 and 22 September, 2010.

Through stark, often shocking, footage and interviews they explore the aftermath of the recent police brutality on the Hout Bay community.

Moving from character to character, perspective to perspective, the film is a complex and moving portrait of parallel lives thrust into violence.

At once a disturbing document and a powerful rallying call for citizen activism, it is the story of a people on a pivot point between existence and non-existence. Marginalised by society, attacked by the very system they voted into power, maligned in the media, there is only one thing for them to control: the telling of their own story.

The Uprising of Hangberg thus becomes more than just a war story, it’s an intimate portrait that engages the complexities of identity as they meet with race, place, nationality, memory and the legacies of apartheid and forced removal.

The documentary is 92 minutes long and the screening will be followed a Q&A session with the film makers, Aryan Kaganof and Dylan Valley, and members of the Hangberg community.

Date: Thursday 3 February

Time: 7:00 pm

Venue: Cape Town Democracy Center, 6 Spin Street, Cape Town

Contact: Andreas Spath at or 021 467 7606

Free admission


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