Documentary

Documentary continues to be a strong means of storytelling for Penguin Films.
Penguin has produced documentary series for many broadcasters with themes ranging over art, people of South African history
and personal achievement stories.

GENRE: Documentary, Television
 
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Hidden Histories – Krotoa

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Hidden Histories is a slate of documentaries in pre-production that Penguin films are producing for SABC 1. Krotoa [her Khoi name] was a Khoi girl (c.1643-1674) of the Goringhaicona tribe from the Cape who was taken at the impressionable age of ten or eleven years old into the home of Jan van Riebeeck as a domestic servant.
GENRE: Documentary, Television
 
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Against All Odds

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Against All Odds profiles South African youths who faced adversity and who triumphantly reflect on the road they have traveled to wellness.
GENRE: Documentary, Reality, Television
 
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Truth Be Told – Swallow This

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An investigative TV documentary that unpacks meat production, distribution and consumption in South Africa. From slaughter to supermarket – how fresh is our food and what are we actually eating?
GENRE: Documentary, Television
 
GENRE: Documentary, Television
 
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Kemang – Who am I

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This 48 minute documentary was produced by Paw Paw Films for SABC 1 about a young man named Kemang
GENRE: Documentary, Television
 
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Democracy Now

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Penguin Films completed two documentaries for SABC 1’s Democracy Now strand
GENRE: Documentary, Television
 
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African Sky Stories

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African Sky Stories 2 echoes the rich storytelling culture of the African continent that was introduced in the innovative and acclaimed first series. Each of the stories in both series has been told around fires under the African sky for countless generations.
GENRE: Documentary, Drama, Television
 
GENRE: Documentary, Television
 
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Penny Siopis

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This documentary follows the life of the fine artist Penny Siopis. Penny Siopis was born in 1953 in the semi -desert town of Vryburg in the Northern Cape. Siopis has exhibited locally and internationally since 1975 and has won a variety of awards including the Volkskas Atelier Award and the Vita Art Now award. Penny Siopis has her work well represented in South African and international collections.
GENRE: Documentary, Television
 
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