Hollywood Reporter
“Introducing outsiders to a creative scene seemingly far more vibrant than most of us realized, Petter Ringbom's Shield and Spear finds post-Apartheid South Africa brimming with art, music and activism despite widespread disappointment with those leading its government.” More»

NOW Magazine
“Ringbom finds fascinating subjects, among them a culture-bridging Afrikaans musician, a lesbian activist photographer and a politically motivated visual artist...” More»

“10 Best Music Documentaries of 2014.” More»

“These artists have a kindness, a mission, a purpose, a collective strength...this film does them the justice they deserve.” More»

Unseen Films
“Must see documentary about the artistic community in South Africa.” More»

Toronto Film Scene
“It’s definitely essential viewing.” More»

Washington Blade
“A powerful and important contribution to a crucial conversation.” More»

This Day Live
Marquise Stillwell, executive producer of ‘Shield and Spear’ talks to Asha Tanna on This Day Live. More»

Huck Magazine
“Are South Africa’s Rainbow Generation driving a new creative revolution?” More»

City Press
“In Shield and Spear, which screens in Joburg next week, Murray discusses his life during the height of the drama. His turning point was when Enoch Mthembu, former spokesperson for the Shembe church, said he should be stoned to death.” More»

Design Matters Podcast
“Debbie Millman talks to Petter Ringbom about his years at the creative agency Flat, and how he moved away from graphic design into filmmaking.” More»

“Ringbom has allowed his accomplished cinematography to tell one story, leaving the rest up to the earnest dialogue of his subjects.” More»

New York Post
“Hipsters flock to Lincoln Center for Shield and Spear.” More»

“Apartheid is dead and South Africa is democratic. But how truly free is it?” More»

Screen Africa
“Painting a complex portrait of South Africa’s democracy.” More»

“Swedish born documentary film director Petter Ringbom joined Apt613 Live show host Esmeralda Smith Romero from his home in New York.” More»

“He's got a fascinating group of interview subjects here and the handling of the content looks absolutely top notch.” More»

Grolsch Film Works
“Coinciding with its premiere at Hot Docs last night, we spoke to director Petter Ringbom about Shield and Spear, the forthcoming documentary...” More»

The Winehouse Magazine
“Petter Ringbom takes the viewer on an insightful journey into South Africa ─ 20 years into democracy ─ via the vibrant lives of celebrated South African artists.” More»

We Are Awesome
“Premiering this month is Petter Ringbom’s insightful new documentary tackling the subject of the role of artists.” More»

Fern TV
“The artists and musicians in Shield and Spear are the true heroes of this film who fight every political obstacle to gain that inch of artistic expression.” More»

“A story about what comes after, Shield and Spear documents what it’s like to live and work as an artist in this new democracy.” More»