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South African Director

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Poet, film-maker and heritage practitioner Vusi Macingwane Mchunu spent 16 years in exile in Berlin, returning to South African in 1992. Vusi maintained a close relationship with cultural exchange and together with German Foreign Affairs-Haus der Kulturen der Welt, they initiated the “amaNdebele- People of Colour” multi-media exhibition, voted one of the ten best by the Frankfurt Book Fair in 1993.

Vusi lived in political exile in Berlin from 1982-1993. He co-produced the African Disapora cultural- literary magazines, AWA FINNABA & ISIVIVANE. As a cultural activist, within the German Anti-Apartheid movement, Vusi toured widely in Germany, London, Paris, Zurich as a poet, presenter against Apartheid and writer.

Developed the bi-annual Evangelical Church’s Bad Boll Seminary’s “S.A. Literature in English Conference and received stipends to cover his university costs from the Evangelische Studenten Gemende in Berlin.

GERMAN / SA collaborations include Rock Against Apartheid (Bremen), Viva La Black (1988) and the 2002 Symposium “Bad Times for Good music?”For the 1988 Nelson Mandela’s 70th birthday; concert with Louis Moholo’s Viva la Black and the Poetry of Vusi Mchunu.

Vusi participated as Poet and Speaker for the 2002 Symposium “Bad Times for Good music?”; with Louis Moholo, Neville Alexander, Peter Niklas Wilson, in Frankfurt.

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Sausage Films produces audio visual works for better accessibility of South African Jazz and freedom culture to a include wider young and old audiences across gender, age, and colour. Celebrating the pioneers and legends of South African Jazz and freedom who left a legacy of sacrifice, self-expression, wisdom and bravery.

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After the inaugural Jazz Against Apartheid in Berlin 1986. Juergen Leinhos and his organisation Kultur im Ghetto continue the event building on the SA exiles and growing the movement to progressive European musicians. The JAA Archive of this era is a complete archive of 25 years of exile history.

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