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Child of Apartheid

Child of Apartheid follows Wandile Mthiyane, a young South African architecture student with big dreams. Determined to begin the major work of undoing the damage caused by apartheid, Wandile embarks on a mission to change the future of South Africa, one home at a time.

  • Stephen Allcock
    The Hugs Project
  • Stephen Allcock
  • Stephen Allcock
  • Wandile Mthiyane
    Key Cast
  • Seth Haley
    Director of Photography
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Documentary, Verite
  • Runtime:
    25 minutes 2 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 30, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    12,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    South Africa
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  • Student Project:
  • Thesis Screening
    Berrien Springs
    United States
    August 30, 2018
    University Premiere
    Independent Screening
Director Biography - Stephen Allcock

Born in England, Stephen has spent much of his life traveling and working in various fields from security to cinematography, factory production lines to project management, and pet retail to vice-chair of Ubuntu Design Group. At 26 years of age, Stephen attained a BFA in Documentary Film from Andrews University in the USA; during the course of his studies, he worked on various documentaries and film productions that took him across the globe.

His first film 'The Hugs Project' took the prize for Best Short Documentary at the 2017 SonScreen Film Festival based in California. Since then he has spent two and a half years producing Child of Apartheid, which was his graduating piece.

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Director Statement

I'm always searching for incredible, inspirational stories. These are often hidden or disguised in the mundane routines of life, and in the forgotten or marginalized members of society. Where possible I challenge concepts of human behaviour and cultural normality. I invite my viewers to examine their own existence, morals, and attitudes, in order to introduce them to alternate realities.