Singing for Life

The Voices of South Africa

Singing for Life

„Thanks for bringing this to us. It’s a wonderful film.“
Carol Sennett, BBC

„A very careful way of directing taking care of the protagonists and their families. You can feel the directors respect and love in this intimate film.“
Anita Hugi, SF

 

Cape Town Opera has adopted a policy of empowering previously disadvantaged artists by undertaking the training and development of South African singers and artists – white, coloured and black ones.

Following some of the extraordinary coloured and black singers of Cape Town Opera we will not only show their life within the surrounding of the Cape Town Opera House. Their ordinary life is the main focus, when every evening after the show they go back home to the townships where they all still live – a balancing act between the glory on stage and the dangerous and poor everyday life in South Africa.

We will watch them how they fight for a better living, and we will find out about their real dreams and hopes for the future of their country.


Director:
Barbara Weissenbeck
Camera:
Frederik Füssel, Jörg Stefan Armbruster, Etienne Neser, Bill Meisenzahl
Sound:
Mike Lengheim, Tobias Diehl
Editor:
Sonja Lesowsky, Barbara Weissenbeck,

Length:
52 min.
Language:
english, German
Production year:
2010

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Funds:

Distribution:
Filmwerkstatt Wien

Awards:

winner Prix Italia 2011, winner SOLE LUNA FESTIVAL 2012, award INDIEFEST 2012,

nominated GOLDEN PRAGUE FILM FESTIVAL 2011 & AUSTRIAN TV PRICE 2011