Ralph Ziman

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poster.jpgDirector Ralph Ziman’s career has taken him from documentary (Hearts and Minds) to music videos (Faith No More) to feature film (The Zookeeper). His South African film noir,  Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema, is the brave grim world his hero wants to create.

Ziman talks about filming guerilla-style in the streets of Johannesburg, casting his film, music as part of the South African fabric of life, being sold a pirated copy of his own film in Johannesburg, reaction to Jerusalema from political and religious groups, mythology and folklore in the film, incorporating the post-Apartheid ongoing struggle, being the first film of the Zuma generation.



  • Ralph Ziman - filmmaker, 'Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema'


Gemma Dempsey