AfrikaBurn is one of the most well known festivals in South Africa. People that have attended can never quite verbalise the experience. This video does that.


AfrikaBurn is one of the most well known festivals in South Africa. According to sources it is one of the best and most soul changing events to attend. There is something so poetic about the festival and the team decided to film the entire experience.  They captured exactly what it feels like and added some beautiful poetry throughout the film.

Every year thousands of “burners” migrate to the Tankwa Karoo, coming together in a whirlwind of affection, expression and dust.

In 2017 among the pretty faces were three filmmakers (Dewald Brand, Herman du Toit and Michael Zomer) who joined the pilgrimage in order to shed light on the true essence of AfrikaBurn. They integrated themselves and listened to the stories of their peers whistling in the wind, all in a valiant effort to try and encapsulate the magnitude of the gathering. A gift to the attendees, a glimpse of the glory for those whom have yet to experience AfrikaBurn.

In their pursuit they handed out multiple disposable cameras with the intent of having them spread across the playa, from burner to burner. A few photos made it back to the three filmmakers, with each telling their own story.

The filmmakers gave out disposable camera’s and instructed the people to take one photo and pass the camera along to the next person. They shared some of the images captured on the Copper Ashes website.

Watch the ‘after movie’ below.

Sources: Vimeo
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