Makgabeng Farm Lodge

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One hundred years before the first democratic elections saw Nelson Mandela elected as president of a fully democratic nation, a small tribe in a distant corner of South Africa struggled against invaders trying to subjugate them, and seize their lands. This is the land of Makgabeng – caves sheltering the white and yellow finger paintings to keep the memory of their history alive. These paintings are perhaps the first known example of protest art, at least in southern Africa. They tell the tale of a people defeated but unbroken, of defiance and hurt.

Video Production | Daréll Lourens
Sound Design | Jean Zenan

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