Saskia Vredeveld’s films and photographs

SAS showcases authentic, insightful and thought-provoking South African stories. Captured intimately and told by people, both ordinary and iconic, these stories are revealing, heartbreaking and inspiring – a moving testimony to a compassionate people in search of their own identity.

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filmmaker Saskia Vredeveld

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Out of Eden

Out of Eden

The story of the Bushmen of South Africa. In 1999, land in the Kalahari Desert was handed over to the last hundred Bushmen who have to breathe new life into their traditional existence as nomadic hunters. The film shows how the Bushmen cope with the demands of the modern era.

The Beloved Country

The Beloved Country

An insight into the South African extreme right movement early 90’s.

Across the Border

Across the Border

The Border War during the 70’s and 80’s and the effect it had on the men.

Black Diamonds

Black Diamonds

The story of the new black middle class in South Africa.

Self Portrait, Roger Ballen

Self Portrait, Roger Ballen

A documentary about the controversial photographer Roger Ballen who photographs the poor whites.

Ela Gandhi

Ela Gandhi

A portrait of peace activist Ela Gandhi, granddaughter of the great Mahatma Gandhi who lives in Durban.

Memento Mori

Memento Mori

A short art film in collaboration with photographer Roger Ballen.

Swan Lake Slums

Swan Lake Slums

Against the backdrop of a harsh reality, 5 teenagers – from the first generation of ‘born frees’ in a post-apartheid South Africa, dream of a better future through music and dance. Now 7 years on they are young adults and question Mandela’s promises.   In 2008 Dutch based, South African filmmaker, Saskia Vredeveld filmed five…

The Beloved Country
Letters to Zohra
Out of Eden
Ela Gandhi
Memento Mori
White Poverty
Leaving Mandela Park
Self Portrait, Roger Ballen