South Africa, 2005, 52min, DVcam
directed by Geoff Mphakati & Aryan Kaganof
produced by Ziyanda Ngcaba for african noise foundation
original music score by Johnny Dyani & Lefifi Tladi
director of photography – AK Thembeka
sound recordist – Basiami Bitsang Segolo
sound editor – The Dark Magus
final mix – JA Assagai
edited by doc zabalaza
GIANT STEPS is an Afrocentric approach to Blackness Now!
Dashiki poet Lefifi Tladi guides us on a journey of consciousness, analysing and interpreting the meaning of independence as opposed to freedom. He is accompanied on this radical exploration by the cream of South African poets, musicians, dancers and visual artists, including Zim Ngqawana, Don Laka, Kgafela oa Magogodi, Lesego Rampolokeng, Afurakan, Mac Manaka, Thabo Mashishi, Moshe Maboe, Moeketsi Koena and Motlhabane Mashiangwako. GIANT STEPS is a moving tribute to its co-director, Bra’ Geoff Mphakati, who passed away tragically during the filming of this, his first documentary.