Private Footage

  • 10 10
  • 2022
  • 90min
Private Footage
  • Original Title: Filme Particular

Discovering an old 16mm vacation reel, an artist embarks on a journey to unveil the stark contrasts between idyllic holiday scenes in South Africa and the hidden, harrowing realities of apartheid.

Private Footage


Private Footage - African vacation the grim reality of apartheid

This particular documentary unfolds as artist and filmmaker Janaína Nagata stumbles upon an old vacation reel that captures a family trip in South Africa, filled with scenes of leisure and local culture. As Nagata delves deeper using online resources, the documentary takes a transformative turn, employing a split-screen approach to expose the stark contrast between the vacation footage and the grim reality of apartheid not depicted in the film.

Through meticulous deconstruction of the original footage, alongside a dissonant soundtrack, the film unveils the complex layers of history and oppression concealed within the vacation scenes, challenging the viewer to confront the unsettling past of South Africa.

Production Companies

Sancho & Punta

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