Twenty years after the end of apartheid, South Africa is brimming with contradictions. In this electric political climate a revolution is taking place as the country's best known artists begin to tackle contemporary political issues. The results are explosive. From an Afrikaan musician whose stage character is modelled on an archetypal African dictator to photographer Zanele Muholi who exposes hate crimes against the LGBT community.Shield and Spear highlights a new community in South Africa, one that's not afraid to be outspoken or criticise government. It's a film about finding a creative identity in a place where issues of race, class and history continue to be impossible to ignore.
Shield and Spear also screens on 12th April at 15.30 followed by a Q&A