PROJEKT UBUNTU (2012)

At 3pm on 28/04/2012, a photographer stepped into a small aircraft and took off from a desolate airstrip on the outskirts of the Karoo Desert. When the plane landed, it carried with it an image of an event that was set into motion almost 20 years before-

“We know it well that none of us acting alone can achieve success. We must therefore act together as a united people, for national reconciliation, for nation building, for the birth of a new world.”

These were just a few of the inspiring words Nelson Mandela said during his historic inauguration speech in 1994. Little did anyone know that those words would inspire a project that would eventually unite more than 1500 strangers from across the planet, and bring them to the Karoo Desert. It came to be known as Projekt UBUNTU.

This is a story about that project. But more importantly, this is a story about the philosophy that inspired it…

 

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Jeremy Behrmann

PRODUCERS
Michael Hazell
Tyron Kuypers

DOP
Simon Hazell

DIRECTORS CREDITS
Simon Hazell
Ewald Hoon

EDITOR
Ewald Hoon

PRODUCTION MANAGER
Graham Newton

IMAGE ARTIST
Sidney Ryan

AERIAL ARTIST
John Quigley

SOUND DESIGN
Ewald Hoon

SCORE BY
Shane Cooper

FEATURED TRACK
Felix Laband – Crooked Breath

PILOT
Richard Southall

GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Stephanie Nel

ADDITIONAL MUSIC CONTRIBUTORS
Jeremy Loops
Felix Laband

CO-PRODUCERS AND PROJECT FACILITATORS
Afrikaburn
Sam Pearce and the eMzantsi Carnival
Mark Dodsworth (Red Zebra)
Magalie Bonneau-Marcil (Dancing Without Borders)
and Spectral Q (John Q’s Company) & Candi Ryan

CAMERA OPERATORS
Graham Newton
Simon Hazell
Michael Hazell
Tyron Kuypers
Ewald Hoon

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Peace on the playa

The artist’s vision finally coming together.

Ubuntu

Fun and games. So much Ubuntu spirit.

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