Latest Releases

TO BE A CHAMPION – 2015

A 48 minute documentary on the 2013 / 2014 National Jockey Championship & what it took for 28-yr-old S’manga Khumalo to be the first Black jockey to take the title.

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VERCINGETORIX – the legacy – 2014

A 22 minute documentary on the Riverside Grooms’ Coop & how they bought, reared & sold for 1.4 Million Rand the South African bred champion racehorse Vercingetorix.

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16 June ’76 – Remember Dr Melville Edelstein – the life & death of a good man

[Broadcast on SABC 2 “Issues of Faith” on 16th June 2013 @ 09h00]
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PREMISE

Dr Melville Edelstein’s tragic slaying in Soweto on 16th June 1976 by a mob of enraged township youth, is the direct consequence of a racist system that socialized its citizens to judge & respond to one another impulsively on the basis of skin colour stereotypes – rather than evaluating people as individuals with their own particular differentiating personal qualities.

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Umuhle … Omubi – the good one, the bad one?

Broadcast on SABC 2 “Hidden Histories” series on 30th June 2013 @ 21h00.
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uMuhle…..Omubi? [The good one….the bad one?], is a 48 min television documentary for the SABC 2 series title HIDDEN HISTORIES centered on the epic march – single-handedly orchestrated by Public Servant, John Marwick in 1899 – to repatriate 7 000 Zulu mine workers stranded on the Rand back to their homes 400 miles away in Natal.

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“Zimbabwe – past the post … on a dark horse” – May 2011

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This documentary cuts to the heart of Zimbabwe – peeling away the many layers & their respective differing realities – that make up the complex Zimbabwean society of today.

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“Remember Africa – remember Sobukwe” – February 2011

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In the dawning hours of the 21st of March 1960, Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe left his home in Mofolo, Soweto and began the 5km walk to the Orlando Police Station.

In so doing, he was personally putting into action his nation-wide call for a decisive non-violent campaign against the “pass laws”.

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THE BARTIE LEISHER STORY – May 2009

Written, directed & photographed by Kevin Harris.

Born in Mayfair Johannesburg in 1962 – the youngest of nine siblings – Bartie Leisher at age 23 became the youngest South African jockey to earn Springbok Colours. He again took SA colours in 1985.

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THE STORY OF ENOS MAFOKATE – March 2009

Written, directed & photographed by Kevin Harris.

From groom to International Champion Horseman, for Enos Mafokate – born into the discriminatory era of Apartheid South Africa – it’s been a long hard road.

The first black South African to compete & triumph in international show -jumping – Enos has a deep spiritual relationship with “the horse” & has devoted his life’s work to the care of horses in South Africa’s townships.

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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.

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IN THE SHADOWS OF BEAU BASSIN – 48 mins – September 2007

Written, directed & photographed by Kevin Harris.

Europe – 1940. As Adolf Hitler’s intent becomes clear, thousands of Jews – denied travel documents -frantically attempt
to flee the continent and Nazi persecution.

After months of fear, intimidation & uncertainty – on September 4th two ships – the Uranus and the Helios – edge their way down the River Danube – destination Palestine.

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IN THE DOCK – 48 mins – April 2007

Written, directed & photographed by Kevin Harris.

The introspective personal journey of local South African anti-Apartheid film-maker Kevin Harris – looking back at his life-experience and the long road that led to the “Delmas Treason Trial”.

DESMOND & LEAH TUTU – A Love Divine – 24 mins – October 2006

Written, directed & photographed by Kevin Harris.

A documentary exploration of the life & marriage of Desmond & Leah Tutu and the love that has kept them together for the past fifty-years. Part of the SABC 3 series, “’Til Death us do Part”.

FOR BETTER – FOR WORSE – 24 mins – October 2006

Written & directed by Jonathan Boynton-Lee. Produced & Photographed by Kevin Harris.

A deeply personal character study on the lives of Dr Ceiri and Angus Alexander, and the children they treat at Red Cross Children’s Hospital. We take a journey with them and experience their work with our countries children. We join them in moments of reflection and fear, follow their trials and tribulations, constantly staring death in the face. Written & Directed by Jonothan Boyntan-Lee. Produced / Cinematography by Kevin Harris.

1976 – FINGER ON THE TRIGGER – August 2006

Written & directed by Guy Hubbard & Zingi Mkefa. Produced & photographed by Kevin Harris.

2 x 24min episode documentary on SA photo-journalist Peter Magubane with a particular focus on his involvement in the June 16th 1976 Soweto student uprising. The documentary is directed by Guy Hubbard & Zingi Mkefa & produced by Kevin Harris as part of the Documentary Director Mentorship Program run by the Rainbow Documentary Production Collective.