In the 1960s, on the outskirts of Cape Town, the apartheid government set-up village suburbs close to the sea to segregate coloured people.
Nearby Muizenberg beach was among the city’s most popular surfing spots. But reserved for white people only. Coloured surfers were only tolerated at the rougher beaches 9 miles away. Today the “9 miles beach” is home to a new generation. A generation Jade belongs to.
This is a film to support the non-profit “9Miles Project”, which works with youth in coastal informal settlements and provides mentorship and support to the at-risk youth in South Africa. Support their work:
Director: Kim Kreiser
DP: Larius Kieninger
Color: Fransiska Heinemann
Sound: Denis Elmaci
Production company: WE SUM GmbH (we-sum.com)
shot in Cape Town, South Africa 2019