An artist paints a caricature of South African president Jacob Zuma that provokes a lawsuit, death threats and a massive street protest. Around this incident, Shield and Spear explores a constellation of stories about identity, art, race, and freedom of expression in South Africa, twenty years into democracy. More»
Shield and Spear features the contemporary South African artists and musicians; Brett Murray, BLK JKS, Zanele Muholi, Gazelle, The Brother Moves On, Yolanda Fyrus, Fokofpolisiekar, and The Smarteez. With appearances by Ferial Haffajee, DJ Invizable, Motèl Mari, Iman Rappetti, Charl Blignaut, Lloyd Gedye and Milisuthando Bongela.
A feature documentary directed by Petter Ringbom, produced by Alysa Nahmias, and executive produced by Marquise Stillwell for Openbox and Christophe Charlier for LeCASTLE.