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Shield and Spear

Produced by Alysa Nahmias
Art, music, and freedom of expression in South Africa today.

Overview

Genre
Arts, Music, Society, Culture, and Human Rights
Synopsis

An artist paints a caricature of South African president Jacob Zuma that provokes a lawsuit, death threats and a massive street protest. Around this incident, Shield and Spear explores a constellation of stories about identity, art, race, and freedom of expression in South Africa, twenty years into democracy.

Stage
finished

Credits

  • Alysa Nahmias ... Producer
  • Petter Ringbom ... Director, Producer, Cinematographer & Editor
  • Marquise Stillwell ... Executive Producer
  • Christophe Charlier ... Executive Producer

Production Details

Prod. Co.
May Fly, Openbox, LeCastle
Country
United States
Years of Production
2012-2014
Locations
South Africa

Distribution Details

Release year
2014
Festivals
Hot Docs
Language
English

Photos

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