Afrikaner Afrikaan

  • Afrikaner Afrikaan
© DR
Genre : Musical
Type : Documentary
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2009
Format : Mid-length
Running time : 48 (in minutes)

Using music as a springboard for discussion, Jooste's selection of muso protagonists, Deon Maas, Sean Else and Johrne van Huyssteen, captures the new buoyancy and divergence in Afrikaner identities freed from the straitjacket of Afrikaner nationalism. This white minority culture is in disarray as the foundations of its authority and identity disappear: political dominance; influence of the church; white supremacy by virtue of skin colour. The enduring power of music and song to express and assert identity, and protest, is evidenced in the recent De la Rey phenomenon (it sold over 200,000 copies), and the popularity of Fokofpolisiekar, a punk Afrikaans band who refuse to be apologizers but are moulding a more progressive identity for Afrikaans youth

Dir: Rina Jooste
Year: 2009
Dur: 48
Documentary Feature

Featuring music of Fokofpolisiekar, Ddisselblom, Bok van Blerk, Glaskas, Lianie May, Koos Kombuis.


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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