Soweto Beach Party

Author/journalist Rian Malan gets tricked by his pale Zulu pal GG Alcock into performing with his band, the Radio Kalahari Orkes, at the biggest entertainment event on the Soweto calendar – the Soweto Beach Party. Imagine the scene – 20,000 of the hippest young Sowetans looking forward to partying to the latest grooves being confronted by a bunch of grizzled old white men, up on stage playing traditional Afrikaans music!

But that is just the subplot, this film takes the temperature of young urban South Africa in the period leading up to the 2010 World Cup and asks the question: Are we ready? Originally commissioned by al Jazeera English in 2009