Biography: Clarence Hamilton trained as a filmmaker at Ryerson Polytechnic (now University) where he studied towards a Bachelor in Applied Arts (Film), graduating in 1990. Since his return to South Africa in 1992, after an 18 year exile, he has worked extensively as a writer, director and executive producer in the film and television industry.
Among his credits as writer, director and executive producer are Molo Fish! Avoiding the Truth (1997), a thirteen-part television drama and the first South African-Canadian official co-production, and Molo Fish II – Into the Unknown, a ten-part sequel which aired in 2004. In 1992 he directed the fourth episode of Hold up the Sun [Ulibambe Lingashoni], a TV series documentary about the ANC.
Clarence also worked as head-writer on the first season of Takalani Sesame (2000), a South African adaptation of the US-originated children’s educational television series, Sesame Street. In 2002 he was co-creator along with Ngaire Blankeberg of Gazlam, a thirteen part HIV drama. In 2003 he worked as head-writer for season 3 of Soul Buddyz, an educational family drama series conceived by Soul City.
Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Hold up the Sun [Ulibambe Lingashoni]: The ANC and Popular Power in the Making (1996 – Laurence Dworkin, Clarence Hamilton, Lesley Lawson, Mokonenyana Molete, Brian Tilley).
Sketches for Triangles (1990);
Hold up the Sun [Ulibambe Lingashoni]: The ANC and Popular Power in the Making – Episode 4: The New Generation – 1968-1983 (1992);
Molo Fish! Avoiding the Truth (1997);
Molo Fish II – Into the Unknown (2004).