A New Country


by Sifiso Khanyile


South Africa / 2020 / 60mins / Documentary / English

South Africa’s transition from the institutionalized racism of apartheid to democracy in 1994 was hailed internationally as a political miracle. Yet nearly three decades later, the World Bank describes the so-called rainbow nation as having one of the “highest inequality rates in the world, perpetuated by a legacy of exclusion”. Reflecting on this period defined by liberation, disjointedness, and continued resistance are a wide spectrum of its citizens including everyday workers, politicians, pop culture figures, artists and academics.


About the Director

Sifiso Khanyile

Sifiso Khanyile is a Producer/Director for Anaphora Films. He has works as writer, archive researcher and has worked as a content producer on SABC shows such as Imagine Afrika, Zooming In on Men, Talk SA and Hatch. After studying, Khanyile directed Spiderman and Romeo (2008), a ground breaking short documentary about the thrills and dangers of train surfing on the notorious Metrorail Soweto line. The film was screened at numerous local and international festivals and shown on BBC and Sechuan TV (China). Khanyile's first feature documentary directorial credits include the acclaimed Uprize! (2017) and A New Country (2020). Learn More