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Theatre of Survival - The Life and Times of The Space

Making the impossible possible.
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Overview

Genre
Arts, Cultural History, Human Rights, and Society
Synopsis

In 1972 a young South African photographer named Brian Astbury decided to look for a bigger studio so his actor friends could do plays: he would name it The Space. The “slightly bigger studio” became a three floor building, which would evolve to become the first professional non-racial arts venue in South Africa and during it’s seven year reign win international acclaim and commission over 300 plays. It didn’t come without a price and the sacrifices were many. Through in depth interviews, archive footage of the time, Brian Astbury’s beautiful photos documenting life inside the theatre plus the vibrant music of the underground jazz and funk artists of the day we aim to craft a powerful documentary that celebrates its achievements and asks the question, “Can the arts be a force for change and what role does it play in today’s global community?”

Treatment
Show treatment
Stage
in development

Credits

  • Mark Street ... Director, Producer, Editor
  • Daniel Poole ... Director, Producer
  • Brian Astbury ... Director, Producer, Writer

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Mark Street Film and Time Bomb Pictures Ltd
Country
United Kingdom
Years of Production
4
Locations
London, Cape Town, Johannesburg

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Photos

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