New travel movie about South Africa provokes huge wanderlust
Independent film makers Silke Schranz and Christian Wuestenberg traverse South Africa in a camper van. They document every day of their 10,000-kilometer journey from Cape Town to Johannesburg with their cameras. The result is a spellbinding film with breathtaking scenery, intimate wildlife shots and moving encounters with South Africans.
This cinematic journey starts in Cape Town on Table Mountain, follows the famous Garden Route, through the many National Parks, all the way to Durban. After detours to the neighboring kingdoms of Lesotho and Swaziland, Silke and Christian cross the immense Kruger National Park and continue to the city of Johannesburg. Covering more than 50 locations as they go, the film makers offer countless tips for getting the most out of South Africa. The film introduces this diverse and colorful but also complex country effortlessly and with humor and engenders a strong urge to discover it for yourself.
“We invite viewers to join us in our camper van and share in our experiences and adventures, like watching bull elephants fight or rhinos, giraffes and even lions wander right past our vehicle.” said Christian Wuestenberg. “We walk through the narrow, corrugated iron alleys of the Townships with people who live there, meet a schoolmate of Nelson Mandela, and get goosebumps time and again, as breathtaking vistas open up before our eyes.”
More than 100,000 people have seen “South Africa – The Motion Picture” in cinemas. On the DVD and Blu-ray there are 44 minutes of previously unpublished bonus material with a view behind the scenes. Scattered throughout the film are breathtaking aerial shots taken from drone and helicopter.
Silke Schranz and Christian Wuestenberg