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In the shadow of Apartheid in two episodes

April 7, 2010
Helge and Joseph

The team is on their way down the mighty Orange river.

After doing the first rough cut it became clear for us and TV2 that the material was of such a quality that it needed more space.

Therefor we have now changed format from one single documentary film of 50 minutes, to a mini-series with two episodes of 48 minutes each. Obviously this gives us a the opportunity to give both the Tugela River and the Orange River its own episode. Each river with its own distinct story to tell about the life that goes on in a diverse South Africa, full of complexity and nuances.

In the future, this also opens up a third and exciting alternative. A longer feature version for Film Festivals and showcases? Time will tell.

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The television journey has begun – editing

March 16, 2010

We are lucky to have such a steady editor as Torkel Gjørv on board to edit In the shadows of Apartheid. With a long list of successful documentary and fiction films in his catalogue, we could not have asked for a better man for the job.

On the first day of the job, he reminded me we’re following the tradition of another great river movie; Apocalypse Now. Now he’s keen to reveal what this river journey has to offer.

Torkel has already seen through the material, and knows Helge Hjellands journey from source to sea, to source to sea.

The rough cut of the Tugela river is already on the timeline. Now he’s back again at the starting point of both rivers, high up in the Lesotho mountains, to set the rough cut of Helge Hjellands journey down the Orange river to the Atlantic ocean.

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