Since the abolition of apartheid in 1994, Johannesburg has been home to a blossoming art scene and has become the hub of creativity in sub-Saharan Africa. This documentary, presented by Art21, highlights four artists of different generations, ethnic communities, and artistic disciplines – photography, visual arts, sculpture and performing arts. They want to end cleavages and tell their stories. Their community-based, inclusive approach casts a new look at the history of the country of their birth and helps them imagine the future.
Ian Forster is a New York City-based producer and director who specializes in artist documentaries. He’s been at Art21 since 2009, first working on the Peabody Award-winning film William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible .