Feature
African
World Premiere

Availability:

Director(s):

Lebogang Rasethaba & Nthato Mokgata

Country:

South Africa

Year:

2020

Running Time:

65 min

Language(s):

English

Guests

Live In-Conversation Moderator: Nadine Cloete

Producer: Sifiso Khanyile

This dense but carefully paced film provides an impressionistic portrait of hip-hop juggernaut Isaac Mutant – a member of Dookoom and Koloured Ass Krooks and an MC in his own right – and the Cape Flats community he lives in. While the film documents the arc of his musical evolution, from his more mainstream hip-hop outing as Kak Stirvy to Afriforum’s complaint to the Human Rights Commission that the Dookoom song Larney Jou P**S constituted hate speech, it concentrates on his personal narrative and his strongly felt view of the world. In its exploration of the local community, Mutant also investigates the usually whitewashed history of the Cape-Coloured identity, including its roots in the Indian-Ocean slave trade as well as in the local Khoisan and Griqua communities. Beautifully crafted, the film is textured with the day-to-day life of the local community, revealing fragments of beauty set against the profoundly inhumane town planning of the Cape Flats.

Contains graphic violence and strong language.

Courtesy of DFA docLOVE
2021 (23rd) Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival