Thursday, 16 September 2010

how long does it take... or Run Mike Run!

"You want to study big business but you don't have the finance. So you have to start in the street. You start from the street and then you get into a proper business.....I think street trading, thats where the money is. If you know what stuff to sell"

An experimental video about street-trading in the city of Johannesburg. Part of the Happy Hawker Project by Katharina Rohde

how long does it take... or Run Mike Run! from Katharina Rohde
"Street traders are considered to be the unsung heroes of the South African informal economy, not simply illicit product sellers - they sell all kinds of things and eliminating their livelihood would put a lot of families one step back to hunger and poverty."

Concept and Direction: Katharina Rohde
Shot and Edited: Maciej Kwiecinski
Music: Wandile Msomi
Student Assistant: Bhekifa Dube
In collaboration with the Trolleywood School of Video
funded by The Goethe Institute South Africa

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