Saskia Vredeveld’s films and photographs

Black Diamonds

Black Diamonds

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

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.

Memento Mori

Memento Mori

A short art film in collaboration with photographer Roger Ballen.

Letters to Zohra

Letters to Zohra

Letters to Zohra is a documentary on the life of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada.

Ela Gandhi

Ela Gandhi

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

Leaving Mandela Park

Leaving Mandela Park

Leaving Mandela Park is a story about children’s dreams in the townships of South Africa.

The Beloved Country

The Beloved Country

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

White Poverty

White Poverty

A story of a rapidly increasing group, the poor whites in South Africa, people who live out of sight, in silence, and in shame.

Self Portrait, Roger Ballen

Self Portrait, Roger Ballen

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

Across the Border

Across the Border

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

The Asylum

The Asylum

ASYLUM is a powerful metaphor for the human condition directed by Saskia Vredeveld in association with artist/photographer Roger Ballen.