EN - Leaving Mandela Park is a documentary about children in the South African townships who have a special drive to escape, however briefly, the drabness of everyday reality. But their dreams do not stand on their own: they are a metaphor for the hopeful future of a country trying to drag itself up from a mire of poverty and violence.

FR - Leavin Mandela Park est un documentaire sur les enfants des bidonvilles sud-africains qui essaient de s’échapper, bien que brièvement, de la dure réalité du quotidien. Leurs rêves ne dépendent pas que d’eux. Ils sont la métaphore du futur optimiste d’un pays qui essaie de se sortir d’un cercle de pauvreté et de violence.

Info

Title Leaving Mandela Park
Original title Leaving Mandela Park
Status Completed
Production Minority Flemish
Category Docs
Year 2010

Credits

Photography Melle Van Esses
Editing Riekje Ziengs
Music Hans Helewaut

Technical specs

Running time film 67'
Release format 16mm
Aspect ratio 1:1.66
Sound format Stereo
Colour Colour

Partners

Supported by

Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), NFF, CoboFund, Lichtpunt, IKON

Festivals

2010: International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (NL)

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Short info

Director Saskia Vredeveld
Producers Eric Goossens, Frederik Nicolai
Writers Saskia Vredeveld
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