Kurt Orderson is a film director and producer whose heart lies in telling honest stories. In his up-coming film, “Not in My Neighbourhood”, he pursues the topics of spatial violence, post-Apartheid planning and current-day gentrification, comparing Cape Town and Johannesburg to New York through a series of interviews. “I make films to heal the people,” he says, with an aim to always tell both sides to a story.
Black August Film Festival "uses film to speak to the lives, culture, resistance, organizing, social movements, and social and political matters of people of the African Diaspora."
Episode 5 Kurt Orderson on “Cinema the Weapon of Choice”
Kurt Orderson is a natural storyteller. In fact, hours could pass while talking to him and you wouldn’t notice. The documentary film-maker and producer is passionate about his work and most of all wants to tell an honest story.
Cape Town Filmmaker Kurt Orderson completed his latest documentary "Breath Again" about the story of Derek Orderson
Crystal Orderson is from Mitchell’s Plain in Cape Town, South Africa, and has been one of the foremost journalists in post-apartheid South Africa.
Exploring where the stories of four activists/organizers living in Cape Town connect? Was there a moment when you feel you became politically conscious? If you were conscious from an early age, when did that transform into activism? What struggles do you feel most connected to in Cape Town?