FREEDOM SQUARE & BACK OF THE MOON (1986)

Sophiatown was the closest place to the city centre of Johannesburg, occupied by black South Africans. It was home to writers, journalists, artists, politicians – the black intellectual heart of the city. It is not surprising then that it was the first area to be targeted by the Nationalist Government for removals.

In this documentary, Angus Gibson, together with the artist William Kentridge, uses  interviews, archive, drawings and extracts from the protest play Sophiatown,  to explore the life and destruction of Sophiatown.