A filmic wandering within this country full of surprises.laquo;Mzansi» means «South» in Zulu and is the local term for South Africa. Mzansi is not a classic documentary but rather a cinematic wandering across a country that is as beautiful as it is schizophrenic. Along with his fellow explorer Patrik Oosterlynck, Antwerp filmmaker Bart Van Dijck experienced a whole range of emotions, going from euphoria to despair and illusion. Their journey took them through a variety of «Gangsters Paradise» neighborhoods in Johannesburg to end up in the ancient cultural melting pot of Cape Town, at the foot of Table Mountain. Subcultures such as Kwaito, hip-hop, pantsula, black metal, tuning and bronzed surfers paint an unexpected portrait of South Africa, 10 years after the abolition of apartheid.
• Documentary, 2005, 80 minutes