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Focus on South Africa - JCC 2017
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Steve Kwena Mokwena - South Africa


Jazz comes to Joburg is a story of an artist Kwena Mokwena who creates a modern shrine , The Afrikan Freedom Station Dedicated to spirit of his ancestors, Jacob Madumo a Jazzman who played with the Jazz Maniacs. The film opens the gateway to the memory of jazz in the early days of Johannesburg.

Technical details

Genre: Feature documentary
Duration: 105 minutes
Country: South Africa
Director: Steve Kwena Mokwena
Production company: Nirvana Singh

Born in Soweto, South Africa, Steve Kwena Mokwena is a historian, filmmaker and cultural activist. He is the founder of Xivumbeko Media and the Afrikan Freedom Station. He studied History, African politics and sociology. He has produced and directed numerous films, including « A Blues for Tiro » (2007), « Our Father Who Art in Memory » (2008), « Biko’s Trail » (2008) and « Driving with Fanon » (2009).