Daydreamreels (daydreamreels.org), in collaboration with Metamension, produced The Creators Documentary – South Africa through the eyes of its artists.
The story begins in the mind of Cashril Plus, a twelve-year-old animator and son of graffiti artist Faith47. Through Cashril’s eyes, we see his mother paint the streets and forgotten townships haloing Cape Town. Weaving through the lives of Faith47, Warongx (afro-blues), Emile YX? (hip hop), Sweat.X (glam rap), Blaq Pearl (spoken word) and Mthetho Mapoyi (opera), the film culminates in an intertwined multi-plot crafted by the artists themselves. Born into separate areas of a formerly-segregated South Africa, the artists recraft history and the impacts of apartheid in their own creative languages.
The lens reveals the impulse behind the artists’ social consciousness, the individuals’ eccentricities, and each creator’s unique form of expression. Diving into the current of subversive art which fuels South Africa’s many clashing and merging cultures,The Creators brings into focus the invisible connections among strangers’ disparate lives. Can creative expression traverse the divide?