The Art of Survival – Documentary

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A documentary film about 12 performing artists caught in the middle of a COVID pandemic in South Africa.

The harsh lockdown rules in South Africa forbade all live performances, crippling the gig economy overnight.
“The Art of Survival” is a heartfelt, poignant, and inspiring documentary about 12 performing artists finding ways to continue their work amid severe restrictions. Their story is a testament to the power of the human spirit in the face of adversity.
Starring: Zolani Mahola “The One Who Sings”Sne Dladla; Larry Soffer; ; Stuart Taylor; Callen Petersen and Jody Abe of Acoustic Element; Derek Gripper; Dan ShoutSibusiso Matsimela;  Kwanele Finch; Jonno Sweetman; Owen Lonzar; Megan Carelse
Now Playing on MNET & Showmax
Executive Producers: Carina Bruwer of Visio Productions & W. MacCarthy;
Director and DP: Warren Mac Carthy
Film Editors: Carina Bruwer and W.MacCarthy
Final Mix: Katalyst Productions
Drone footage: Miriam van Zyl & Jasyn Howes

A film company in South Africa with more than 20 years of professional film experience.

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11 Kensington Crescent, Higgovale, Cape Town

41A Melrose Boulevard, Birnam, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa



Tel: +2721 813 9422


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