Africa Shafted: Under One Roof

55 min - South Africa Ingrid Martens

AFRICA SHAFTED is filmed in Ponte building, Africa's tallest residential apartment, built during apartheid in1976 for white people only. Today it is feared, as it is now home to more than 4000 people from every corner of Africa. It is not your everyday film. Nor is it another 'ag shame poor African story'. Using the simple setting of the lifts, the film allows the viewer to be a fly on the wall, and intimately interact face to face with Africa. It puts a human face to refugees and migrants that have traveled so far for a better life, in search of the "African dream", in the continent's most economically booming city, Johannesburg, South Africa. This serious, poignant, humorous, and uplifting film reveals the courage, heart, hope, beauty and stories of daily struggles of Africans from the rest of the continent living in South Africa today. It has a universal message, while it gets to the heart of life in South Africa and the African condition. Ponte Building is Africa's tallest residential building built in 1976 for white people only. Today it's feared, as it's now home to people from every corner of the continent. Africa Shafted has a universal message, while it gets to the heart of life in South Africa and the African condition. This serious, poignant, humorous, and uplifting film reveals the courage, heart, hope, beauty and stories of daily struggles of Africans from the rest of the continent living in South Africa today.