JG Strijdom is Very Very Dead

  • JG Strijdom is Very Very Dead
Genre : Historical
Type : Documentary
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 1999
Format : Short
Running time : 26 (in minutes)

In the heart of the administrative capital of the new South Africa, stands a monument to the old order of apartheid in Strijdom Square. With his giant imposing, bronze bust. The authoritative statue is perched under an ominous dome, surrounded by blocks of heavy concrete buildings which celebrated Afrikanerdom in Pretoria. The square, once the domain of white order and supremacy, today has been turned into a commercial center and a haven of ever encroaching black people who have challenged the establishment and declared their freedom under the shadow of Afrikaner pride. JG Strijdom is Very, Very Dead reflects the contradictory feeling of those who live and work in the shadow of the dome. It is a film of paradoxes which captures the changing complexion of a city released from the trappings of a fallen ideology.

SA 1999 26min Video
Dir: Pule Diphare


2000 | South African National Television Awards, 2000
* Silver at AVANTI Awards

2000 | Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival | CAPE TOWN, South Africa | www.encounters.co.za
* Selection


  • 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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