Posted: 30 September 2021

In the second episode, we sat down with Sifiso Khanyile, an archive researcher and filmmaker working primarily in Johannesburg, South Africa. In the conversation, we explore his ethics to "working with other people's lives" and the work required in dignifying black life using innately violent apartheid-era archives.


@51f150 is an award-winning filmmaker, archive researcher and music records collector. His work is concerned with memory and history and how they continue to shape contemporary imaginations of South Africa. His recently completed short-film adaptation of Njabulo Ndebele's 'The Prophetess' expands his vocabulary into the South African literary archive, having worked with audio and video archives in the past. His ongoing project, 'Black Joy Under Apartheid', foregrounds black leisure and pleasure under apartheid to offer counter-hegemonic narratives to black victimhood.

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