Fool's Paradise, A
A road movie through South Africa. Vredeveld asks if there’s still room for white people, after Apartheid. Can she feel at home again in her own country?
A cinematic road trip through South Africa: as a Dutch/South-African filmmaker, Vredeveld asks herself the question, 'was I a racist, having grown up in a racist country?' Therefore she embarks on a journey, from Cape Town to the heart of South Africa, to the towns whose 'white' names are about to be erased from the map. What contradictory feelings does she have regarding her country? Is there a future for her in the new South Africa?
90' / colour
Original title: A FOOL’S PARADISE
Dir: Saskia Vredeveld
Prod: Pieter van Huystee Film - Pieter van Huijstee
Co-producer: Underdog Productions (ZA)
Sc: Saskia Vredeveld
D.O.P.: Saskia Vredeveld, Nhlanhla Ndaba
Completed: March 2018
THE ASYLUM (2014, doc), LETTERS TO ZOHRA (2013, doc), LEAVING MANDELA PARk (2010, doc).
Pieter van Huystee Film
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