Opening Stellenbosch: From Assimilation To Occupation

  • Opening Stellenbosch: From Assimilation To Occupation
Genre : Political
Type : Documentary
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2016
Format : Feature
Running time : 101 (in minutes)

In 2015, universities in South Africa trembled with the collective roar of a new generation of angry students. The students at Stellenbosch University formed the Open Stellenbosch collective to sweep away all the last visible signs of apartheid on their university campus. The film investigates the debates behind the scenes and the decision-making processes: a film that has to be seen to understand the student uprising in today's South Africa.

Un film d'Aryan Kaganof

Afrique du Sud, 2016, Documentaire,

South Africa - 2016

Direction: Aryan Kaganof
Screenplay: Aryan Kaganof
Camera: Aryan Kaganof
Editing: Aryan Kaganof
Sound: Aryan Kaganof
Music: Garth Erasmus, Niklas Zimmer, Adam Lieber, African Noise Foundation

Time: 101'
Original Version: Inglese
Original Title: Opening Stellenbosch: From Assimilation To Occupation
Italian Title: Liberare Stellenbosch: dall'assimilazione all'occupazione

Production: Aryan Kaganof

Aryan Kaganof

2016 | 26th Festival du Cinéma Africain, d'Asie et d'Amérique Latine de Milan (FCAAAL 2016) | MILANO, Italy | 04 > 10/04/2016
* World première



Nel 2015, l'urlo collettivo della nuova generazione di studenti arrabbiati fa tremare le università del Sudafrica. Gli studenti della Stellenbosch University formano il collettivo Open Stellenbosch con l'obiettivo di spazzare via tutti gli ultimi segni evidenti di apartheid nel loro campus universitario. Il film indaga dietro le quinte dei dibattiti e dei processi decisionali: un passaggio obbligatorio per capire la rivolta studentesca nel Sudafrica di oggi.

Sudafrica - 2016

Regia/Direction: Aryan Kaganof
Sceneggiatura/Screenplay: Aryan Kaganof
Fotografia/Cinematography: Aryan Kaganof
Montaggio/Editing: Aryan Kaganof
Suono/Sound: Aryan Kaganof
Musica/Music: Garth Erasmus, Niklas Zimmer, Adam Lieber, African Noise Foundation
Durata/Time: 101'
Versione Originale/Original Version: Inglese
Produzione/Production: Aryan Kaganof

Aryan Kaganof

2016 | Festival cinema Africano, Asia e America Latina, Milano, Italia,(FCAAAL 2016)
* Edition 26 / Sezione tematica: Designing Futures
* Prima mondiale/World première


  • 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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