Cannes Docs

SUNDAY 19 MAY 2019
10:00 1h30


Doc Corner Screening Room


Category: South African Showcase

Directed by: Weaam WILLIAMS

Produced by: Marion MATTHEWS, Nafia KOCKS (Tribal Alchemy Productions)

Country of production: South Africa

Original title: The rise

Completed in: September 2019

Main contact: Weaam WILLIAMS -

South Africa – the most unequal society in the world attempts to address social injustices with legislated land expropriation which has not yet been implemented. Despite this, thousands are fighting for their return to ancestral land while others are faced with violent attacks, trying to keep developers out. The Rise spans across a sphere of cultures which are fighting to exist in a colonised city, Cape Town.