THE SWENKAS



TThis documentary is a portrait of the Swenkas, a small group of working men in post-apartheid South Africa.

Men who take great pride in putting on a flashy suit and stand out as an inspiration for others. The film tells their story and why the ‘dressing up’ is not just something external and inconstant, but an integrated part of their internal spiritual and mental life, of their past, present and future.

Dir Jeppe Rønde Danish film institute.

Award for best photography Copenhagen DOX 2005