Africa Shafted: Under One Roof

Director: Ingrid Martens
Country: South Africa
Year: 2011
Running Time: 55 min.
Language: English

Filmed in Africa’s tallest residential building located downtown Johannesburg, South Africa, that housed more than 4,000 people, this is a serious, poignant, humorous, and uplifting universal documentary. It gives you an honest glimpse at the tragic reality of xenophobia through the eyes of people from every corner of Africa living under one roof. It also conveys a powerful message that through dialogue and understanding, respect starts to take root.

About the Director

Ingrid Martens

Biography: While attaining her Masters Degree in Culture and Media Studies, Ingrid Martens documented the beginning of Regional Television in South Africa. During the process she trained with various journalists and found her passion for telling stories in a powerful medium that can impact positively on people’s lives. She was chosen for the International Professional Programme for Journalists at CNN in Atlanta. One of Africa’s most awarded production houses in Kenya, namely Camerapix, then approached her to become the executive producer/bureau chief of its first ever South African office. Martens produced and assisted in the production of news and features in countries such as Kenya, Zimbabwe, Liberia, Guinea, Rwanda, Mozambique, and Angola for clients such as CNN, BBC, SABC and e-TV. She also produced advocacy videos for organisations such as the Planned Parenthood Federation and the United Nations University for Peace.


Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Africa Shafted: Under One Roof (2012).

Be Amazing (Date unknown);
Love Me for Me (Date unknown);
Africa Shafted: Under One Roof (2011).