South African Film Festival

Township Yogi

Expired May 24, 2022 1:45 PM
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Through the stories of six residents who become yoga instructors, Township Yogi documents the surprising flourishing of yoga in the townships of Kwa Zulu-Natal. Life for all six has been a struggle for basic survival, given joblessness, government incompetence, crime and the ravages of chronic diseases. Despair is close to the surface. But, despite some church opposition, yoga serves as a source of salvation, renewal and personal growth. Yoga now plays a complementary role in treating HIV, tuberculosis and addiction and is a life-affirming practice in that rather challenging world. 

  • Year
  • Runtime
    84 minutes
  • Language
    English, Zulu
  • Country
    South Africa
  • Rating
    All Ages
  • Director
    Elle Matthews
  • Executive Producer
    Elle Matthews, Peter Matthews, Blair Underwood, Angelo Stipinovich
  • Cast
    Kenneth Shange, Zwelakhe Vilakazi, Kwazi Manzi, Kwazi Khumalo, Njubulo Zulu, Sbahle Mntungwa, Christine Witheil
  • Cinematographer
    Jonathan Caramanus, Peter Matthews
  • Editor
    Elle Matthews, Marco Pulverenti