LIFE IS ART – the story of Mpumelelo Paul Grootboom – 48 min – 2008

Written & directed by Jonathan Boynton-Lee. Edited by CA Van Aswegen. Photographed & Produced by Kevin Harris.

A 48 minute documentary on the life of acclaimed provocative South African playwrite, Paul Grootboom.

Focussing on the rehearsal run-up & subsequent performance in Viena of his play, “Inter-Racial”, the documentary is an intimate interrogation of the turbulent life of the man dubbed “township Tarentino” – a journey from his troubled childhood to unconventional entry into the world of theatre where Paul Grootboom manages to find therapy & refuge.

Written & Directed by Jonathan Boynton-Lee, Edited by CA Van Aswegen. Produced / Cinematography by Kevin Harris – 2008.