Angus Gibson

Biography: Angus Gibson, one of South Africa’s premier documentary filmmakers, is a founding member of Free Filmmakers, a film co-operative established in 1985 to create a relevant South African cinema. Since 1983, when he created his first television drama, he has produced, directed, and co-written numerous highly-acclaimed and internationally award-winning documentary series and TV dramas for British and South African television, including the Heartlines series, Yizo Yizo, and Soweto, a History. He also has a rich documentary feature film experience. He co-directed the Oscar-nominated authorized biography, Mandela, for Jonathan Demme’s production company. His diverse media projects, which include audio-visual contributions to the Apartheid Museum and the Hecter Pieterson Museum, have been influential in the anti-apartheid movement.


Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Mandela (1997 – Angus Gibson, Jo Menell);
Heartlines (2008, 2009).

7 Up South Africa (1992);
Mandela (1996 – Angus Gibson, Jo Menell);
Everyman – 14 Up in South Africa (1999);
Yizo Yizo (1998-2004);
Crossroads (2006);
Heartlines (2006);
21 Up South Africa: Mandela’s Children (2008);
La Toma [The Siege] (2011 – Angus Gibson, Miguel Salazar).