THE BAOBAB BOYS
United Kingdom, South Africa, 2016, Zulu, English, Afrikaans with English subtitles
Director: Saloum N'jie
- DURATION : 19 min
- COUNTRY : United Kingdom, South Africa
1987: A story about three young punks who dare to be different in apartheid South Africa. The boabab tree is a symbol of South Africa. It is known as the upside down tree. Adam, Ben and Francois are teenagers whose roots too seem to grow in the wrong direction. They are wannabe punks in a rural South African town that has no time for extroverted expressions of identity. The boys have a dream. It is a dream that has made its way across the ocean, sneaking into their sleepy town on imported magazines and crackling cassettes. A dream of music, of Punk Rock, rebellion and revolution. A dream born in a place called London.