Shield and Spear

Examining the boundaries of democracy in South Africa

Film
Examining the boundaries of democracy in South Africa
Examining the boundaries of democracy in South AfricaExamining the boundaries of democracy in South Africa
Shield and Spear

Examining the boundaries of democracy in South Africa

Film

Context

Anchored by the dramatic story of “The Spear,” Brett Murray’s caricature of President Zuma, Shield and Spear presents intimate stories about art, music, identity, race and freedom of expression in South Africa 20 years into democracy.

Directed by Petter Ringbom, produced by Alysa Nahmias for Opendox, executive produced by Marquise Stillwell and Christophe Charlier, this feature documentary had its world premiere at Toronto’s Hot Docs, European premiere at Sheffield Doc/Fest, African premiere at Durban International Film Festival, and U.S. premiere at Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Sound + Vision.

Release

Shield and Spear won the Silver Price in the film category at UK’s Passion for Freedom Awards. It has screened at major festivals in fourteen different countries. The film has sold to broadcast networks in five countries, and is represented worldwide by Journeyman Pictures.

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