Light on the Hill: A Tour of the Constitutional Court of South Africa with Justice Albie Sachs

  • Light on the Hill : Un tour à la Cour de Justice [...]
Genre : Political
Type : Documentary
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Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2007
Format : Mid-length
Running time : 35 (in minutes)

South Africa's constitution is famed as the most progressive on earth. In this tour of the Constitutional Court, conducted with humour and wisdom by renowned activist and lawmaker, Justice Albie Sachs, we find that the building's design is as revolutionary; just as its being situated on the notorious Old Fort Prison site (Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, and countless others were incarcerated here) is inspired. Echoing transparency, warmth and openness, the colourful court is filled with dappled, natural light, and is unlike any in the world. Remarkably innovative and simply beautiful, every aspect of the design reflects the values of the constitution, using thoughtful spaces, poignant touches, personalised signage and incredible artworks as an enduring testament to the endless creativity and individuality of all South Africans.


9th edition of the Encounters South African International Documentary Festival | Johannesburg, 13 - 22 July 2007 | Cape Town, 20 July - 5 August 2007 |
> Selection (Category: South Africa)


  • 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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