Riaan Hendricks

Biography: Riaan Hendricks was born in Cape Town in November 1975. He studied philosophy and psychology at the University of Western Cape. He is a self-taught filmmaker, and has taken a short course in film production. He has worked as an editor, has produced a number of documentaries and has directed several films. His first film A Fisherman’s Tale was financed by NFVF South Africa. Two years later it was described as a “sterling directorial debut”, and won a Jury Special Mention for Documentary at the Apollo International Film Festival. A Fisherman’s Tale (2004) “reminds me of the art of Picasso and Diego Riviera, who had used their art to animate the condition of the working people and their dignity” – Professor Ben Turok, Independent Newspaper. The director’s documentary film The Last Voyage won the Silver Dhow for Documentary film at the 2011 Zanzibar International Film Festival.

(Sources:
http://www.berlinale.de/external/de/filmarchiv/doku_pdf/20090614.pdf
http://vimeo.com/user5409805)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Baraka (2009 – Marianne Gysae, Riaan Hendricks, Omelga Mthiyane).

Filmography:
A Fisherman’s Tale (2004);
PMS (2006);
The City that Kills Somalians (2007);
Through the Eye of the Needle (2007);
The Wait (2008);
Revolutionaries Love Life (2008);
Baraka (2008 – Marianne Gysae, Riaan Hendricks, Omelga Mthiyane);
Island of Healing (2009);
The Last Voyage (2009);
The Devil’s Lair (2012);
Cocaine, Suicide and the Meaning of Life (2012).