South African Film Festival

Reflections in a broken mirror

Expired May 30, 2024 1:30 PM
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Reflections in a broken mirror is a powerful documentary that explores how theatre makers and playwrights have attempted to reshape Afrikaner culture in alignment with the transition to a new South Africa. The film focuses on key theatre productions that challenged the dominant Afrikaner identity, using provocative imagery to reimagine the role and identity of the Afrikaner in democratic South Africa.

The plays explore unexamined areas of Afrikaner culture and reveal that there is no homogenous perspective. The key theatre productions explored are TRITS (Mis, Mirakel, Drif) (1992–1994), Donkerland (1996), Drie Susters, Twee (1997), Boklied (1998), Ek, Anna van Wyk (1999), Aars! (2001), Saad (2007), Ons vir Jou (2008), Sakrament (2009), Die kortsondige raklewe van Anastasia W. (2010) and Balbesit (2013).

The documentary features an all-star lineup of acclaimed thespians, playwrights, directors and festival organisers, including Pieter Fourie, Karen Meiring, Saartjie Botha and Marthinus Basson, among others.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    81 minutes
  • Language
    English, Afrikaans
  • Country
    South Africa
  • Rating
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  • Awards
    Official Selection - Encounters South African Documentary Film Festival 2023 Official Selection - Garden Route International Film Festival 2023 Nominated, Best Documentary - Garden Route International Film Festival 2023
  • Director
    Amber Fox-Martin, Philip Theron
  • Screenwriter
    Amber Fox-Martin
  • Producer
    Amber Fox-Martin
  • Cinematographer
    Philip Theron
  • Editor
    Philip Theron
  • Composer
    Jannous Aukema
  • Sound Design
    Pierre-Arnold Theron