The Black

Directed by Eddie Edwards
Produced by Steven Markovitz & Platon Trakoshis
Co-produced by liff Bestall
52 min
South Africa



Extracts from The Black is about Cape Town’s Black River and the musicians who live along its banks. This a hugely enjoyable exploration of musical styles and musicians’ fantasies. Musings on the much-maligned river provide ingenious links between the four segments. Close-up camera work provides a feast of visual detail. Featured gigs include Penny Pinchers All Stars, Seventh Breed, The Honeymoon Suites, and Toyer Abrahams.  


Encounters South African International Documentary Festival, 1999.


Silver Award for in Best Documentary Category at the South African Avanti Awards, 1999.