Begging for change: engaging with Johannesburg in post-apartheid South African film

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Rijsdijk, Ian-Malcolm en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Herman, Daniel David en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-27T09:37:36Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-27T09:37:36Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Herman, D. 2012. Begging for change: engaging with Johannesburg in post-apartheid South African film. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12316
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The city of Johannesburg is globally identified with issues of inequality, prejudice and transformation. This identification is reinforced by the city's representation in film, in particular those of the post-apartheid era, which tend to emphasize the city's problems. The transformative power of living in Johannesburg, in particular how this experience impacts and shifts the personalities and experiences of the city's inhabitants, is often ignored. This thesis sets out to explore and analyse the consequences of engagement with Johannesburg by exploring the impact of the city on the protagonists in four post-apartheid Johannesburg films. The films that will be analysed - Jump the Gun (1996), Hijack Stories (2000), Tsotsi (2005), and District 9 (2009) - portray life in post-apartheid Johannesburg. These films were chosen because they have narratives that illustrate character transformation through exposure to the city of Johannesburg. The decision to focus on films that depict this era is deliberate, and I have done this in order to identify a new way of living in Johannesburg that is unique to this time period. In addition, the spread of years highlights how the experience of living in Johannesburg has changed over time. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Film and Media Studies en_ZA
dc.title Begging for change: engaging with Johannesburg in post-apartheid South African film en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Centre for Film and Media Studies en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Herman, D. D. (2012). <i>Begging for change: engaging with Johannesburg in post-apartheid South African film</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Centre for Film and Media Studies. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12316 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Herman, Daniel David. <i>"Begging for change: engaging with Johannesburg in post-apartheid South African film."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Centre for Film and Media Studies, 2012. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12316 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Herman DD. Begging for change: engaging with Johannesburg in post-apartheid South African film. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Centre for Film and Media Studies, 2012 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12316 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Herman, Daniel David AB - The city of Johannesburg is globally identified with issues of inequality, prejudice and transformation. This identification is reinforced by the city's representation in film, in particular those of the post-apartheid era, which tend to emphasize the city's problems. The transformative power of living in Johannesburg, in particular how this experience impacts and shifts the personalities and experiences of the city's inhabitants, is often ignored. This thesis sets out to explore and analyse the consequences of engagement with Johannesburg by exploring the impact of the city on the protagonists in four post-apartheid Johannesburg films. The films that will be analysed - Jump the Gun (1996), Hijack Stories (2000), Tsotsi (2005), and District 9 (2009) - portray life in post-apartheid Johannesburg. These films were chosen because they have narratives that illustrate character transformation through exposure to the city of Johannesburg. The decision to focus on films that depict this era is deliberate, and I have done this in order to identify a new way of living in Johannesburg that is unique to this time period. In addition, the spread of years highlights how the experience of living in Johannesburg has changed over time. DA - 2012 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2012 T1 - Begging for change: engaging with Johannesburg in post-apartheid South African film TI - Begging for change: engaging with Johannesburg in post-apartheid South African film UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12316 ER - en_ZA


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