22.9. Saturday

18:00 Filmforum Museum Ludwig

Price: 7 Euro / 5 Euro (reduced)

R: Andy Spitz

Southafrica 2017

OF m. dt. UT; DCP; 75 min.

VOETSEK! US, BROTHERS? explores the shocking outbreaks and the reactions to the widespread xenophobic violence between 2008 and 2015. The film was made over a period of ten years and it features film footage of those directly involved in the conflicts. The testimonies of South African perpetrator Accle Mathebula and three victims of the violence – Jonathan Zulu (Zimbabwe), Emile Kilozo (Burundi) and Alex Msambia (DRC) – as well as the ambiguous public statements emanating from the two-faced government, help to create a nuanced, intimate and awkward insight into the causes and entanglements that triggered and sustained the xenophobic violence. “‘Voetsek’ can roughly be translated as ‘Fuck off’”, says director Andy Spitz about the Afrikaans phrase in her film’s title.

With director Andy Spitz in attendance