Out In South Africa

Barbara Hammer

1994, 53:00 minutes, colour, English


A documentary about a country in the state of transition; specifically of lesbians and gays, black and white, Indian and Asian, from townships, cities and rural areas who speak of their lives and desires as homosexuals in post-apartheid South Africa. Hammer was invited to have a retrospective in summer, 1994, at the first Gay and Lesbian film festival on the African continent. She wanted to do more than screen her films and videos; she wanted to teach video production skills in the townships. These workshops provide the deeply moving stories lesbians and gays told to one another.

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Critical Writing

Out In The World: An Interview with Barbara Hammer
by Victoria A. Brownworth. Metroline, Jan. 5, 1995.