ARSA cyclists seek sponsors to support their annual rides for AIDS Ride South Africa. Videography by Bongani Nathan Gabela, Happy Smarker Selota, Sbusiso Emmanual, Bryan Mark Urbsaitis.
Author Bryan Mark Urbsaitis discusses methodological issues while interviewing survivors of apartheid in Bekkersdal, South Africa. The interviews, which took place in 2005, over a decade after liberation, explored the lives of people who had ongoing reconciliation needs. The Author/Filmmaker considers the role of sharing media in developing world contexts. The short photo-essay video introduces a few of the characters interviewed in Wounded Healers & Reconciliation Fatigue: The Search for Social Justice & Sustainable Development in South Africa (VDM: English, 2009; Morningside South Press: Spanish, 2012, Arabic, 2014, Chinese, 2015). The Author is interested in generating a dialogue among other scholars and filmmakers and encourages feedback through the contact information on his website: www.bryanurbs.com.
Breakfast in South Africa takes the at-home audience along on AIDS Ride South Africa with host narrator Sbusiso Emmanual of MTTV Tembisa, Johannesburg, South Africa. Sbu hosts his breakfast show as ARSA cycles through the Karoo, along the coast, and into Cape Town, revealing South African traditional English breakfasts, school and community health interventions, and sport as integral to ubuntu (group harmony), youth, and HIV & AIDS awareness during the 16-day journey. Breakfast is a meal in which most people, if able, partake. Contrast is experienced between the fancy breakfasts and the poverty through which the cyclists ride. Although the cyclists eat a daily breakfast during the ride, some of them also return to lives afterwards which will be vastly different from the nutrition they maintain during the ride. Breakfast during the ride is seen as both necessity and a celebration, as well as a chance to come together before starting busy days of cycling and outreach.SHOW LESS