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About this film:
Producer:   Lederle Bosch
Director:   Lucilla Blankenberg
Editor:   Jari Heikkinen
Duration:   11:14
Country:   South Africa

About the Film

Riaan Cruywagen has been reading the news on television since it arrived in South Africa in 1976. He prides himself in the nickname “The face of news in South Africa” and his record of the longest serving Afrikaans news reader in the world. In the context of South Africa’s spectacular transformation to democracy, Riaan explains how his professional ethics have kept him in the news reader’s seat.

About the Director

Lucilla Blankenberg is a Cape Town based filmmaker and partner in the production company Idol Pictures. Over past 6 years she has worked as producer / director and editor on many documentaries such as Casa De La Musica, which won two South African awards, and Through My Eyes : Blanche La Guma, Home is Where the Music Is, A Truly Wonderful Adventure, The Devil Breaks My Heart and Brothers in Arms. She has also produced and directed the youth magazine show Sex, Drugs & HIV. Lucilla is currently developing a female boxing series called JAB, and has a few other drama projects in the pipeline.

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