Documentaries form a dynamic part of the Quizzical Pictures offering with rigorous research, attention to detail and strong narrative story telling, our documentary archive has captured momentous people and events in South African history.
A COUNTRY IMAGINED
Johnny Clegg takes us on a journey to discover the South African imagination. Featuring work by more than 400 artists, it explores the landscapes that have inspired artists, writers, musicians and dancers for centuries, set against a backdrop of spectacular South African scenery and a vexed and dramatic history.
Southern Africa is widely accepted as the cradle of mankind, in large part due to the work of the late Professor Philip Tobias, arguably South Africa’s greatest scientific treasure.
The public face of paleo-anthropology in South Africa, Tobias was an extraordinary personality, who possessed a humorous, accessible, and anecdotal manner, as well as an enormous general knowledge.
THE AXE AND THE TREE
The Axe and the Tree was shot in difficult circumstances in Zimbabwe during the second half of 2010. The film focuses on the experiences of four individuals living in urban settlements around Harare, during the violence in 2008. It explores the impact of the violence on their lives, and their hopes and fears for the future. (A Co-production with ITCJ and Pivot Pictures)
OTHER DOCUMENTARIES WE HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN:
ROAD TO RICHES ¬ STATE OF DENIAL ¬ HOT SCIENCE FROM AFRICA ¬ RETURN TO THE DUNES ¬ HEAVY TRAFFIC ¬ THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SARA BAARTMAN ¬ MY AFRICAN MOTHER ¬ THE DEADLINE ¬ A DAY WITH THE PRESIDENT ¬ SHOSHOLOZA ¬ L'ATITUDE ¬ TOBIAS'S BODY ¬ LOVE STORIES ¬ GHETTO DIARIES ACROSS THE DIVIDE ¬ GHETTO DIARIES ¬ ORDINARY PEOPLE - THE AXE AND THE TREE - SO WHERE DO WE COME FROM? -