When the See Comes to the Karoo.

Video: Jonathan Jones – Urban Lung Productions

This documentary, When the Sea Comes to the Karoo, follows the making of the Barrydale Parade 2013 and the production The Karoo Sea presented on the Day of Reconciliation in Barrydale. The festivities focus on reconciliation to bring the two side of the town together to enjoy a visual spectacle. Using near life size elephant puppets, goldfish made out of plastic bags and a sea in the Karoo, the cast lure us into a space where children are happily children again and where reconciliation starts with a conversation.

The video features puppets designed by former Handspring puppet maker, Andy Mias-Jones of Shrinkray, Dylan Hesh – Net Vir Pret youth leader, Mongi Mthombeni – Karoo See director, Peter Takelo – founder Net Vir Pret, Shane Petzer – Magpie Art Collective, music by Mongi Mthobeni and additional footage by Graham Abbot. Video by Jonathan Jones of Urban Lung Productions.

The 2013 Barrydale Parade and Karroo See was presented by the Blumberg Family Foundation, Handspring Trust, Net Vir Pret, Magpie Art Collective, Centre for Humanities Research at the University of the Western Cape and the SArCHi Chair in Social Change at the University of Fort Hare.