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2014, Sun, Aug 31

Africa Shafted: Under One Roof

D: Ingrid Martens, Documentary, ZA 2011, 54 min

Africa Shafted: Under One Roof, film still | Photo: Promo

Africa Shafted: Under One Roof, film still | Photo: Promo

A number of short stories from the elevator in Johannesburg’s largest apartment building, Ponte City, which houses 4,400 occupants from all over Africa on 54 floors. Filmed over five years during the time preceding the tenants’ eviction and up until one month before a series of xenophobic attacks, the film offers a humorous and hopeful portrait of “Little Africa.”