Through a series of serendipitous events in the early 90’s in the small wine making town of Stellenbosch, Arno Carstens, Theo Crous, Adriaan Brand, Arno Blumer and Francois Kruger became The Springbok Nude Girls. Little did they know that they would go on to become one of the most loved rock bands South Africa has ever seen, known for their high energy stage antics and unique musical sound which combines Punk, Reggae, Scat, Metal, Funk and Jazz.
The film tells the story of these early beginnings, touching on the crippling censorship of that time, and then the liberation of 1994 and how, for these kids, there was finally freedom in music. Springbok Nude Girls uses archived performance and interview footage from the last two decades to illustrate the band’s compelling story and includes interviews with a range of contemporary South African musicians, commentators, journalists and music industry insiders to tell the story of this roller coaster ride.
The film was made possible through generous donations from the fan based crowdfunding website Thundafund as well as investment from Mount Gay Rum SA and The National Film and Video Fund of South Africa.
Venue: The Bioscope
Date: 18-21 June