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When the Mountain Meets its Shadow

Preview of the Dok-Werk Fikmkooperative documentary When the Mountain Meets Its Shadow which will be released in 2010.

Preview – Part 1

Preview – Part 2

Preview – Part 3

Preview – Part 4

When the Mountain meets its Shadow
Cape Town, South Africa

In hardly any other city of the world can poverty and wealth be found as close together. When the mountain meets its shadow tells the moving stories of Ashraf, Mne, Zoliswa and Arnold, who, each in their own way, fight for survival in the informal settlements around Cape Town. While Ashraf and his friend Mnce from the Anti Eviction Campaign fight against evictions, water- and electricity cut-offs in the townships, Zoliswa and Arnold put their trust in their ability to work. Zoliswa, a single mother, is looking for a new position as a cleaner and Arnold trains as an armed guard to work in the booming security industry. When the city council wants to clear entire informal settlements in preparation for the World Cup in 2010, Ashraf and his friend Mnce are confronted with their own, undigested experiences from the apartheid years …

75min, 60min, 52min / HD / Color / 2009

A.Kleider and D.Michel
Alexander Kleider
Romin Khan
Daniela Michel

Click here to visit the Dok-Werk website and here to download more information on this film in pdf.