The Nikki Rich Show Interviews Adam Pertofsk, Director of UBUNTU.
The Nikki Rich Show Interviews Adam Pertofsk, Director of UBUNTU. Adam directed the Oscar and Emmy nominated docThe Witness from the Balcony of Room 306,a filmcreated to honor the 40th annual remembrance of the life and death of MLK
The film world premiered at the Dances With Films Festival on Monday June 13 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
UBUNTU shines a light on the Mamas of Cape Town, a group of heroic women whose tenacity allowed them to survive, and even triumph over the cruel hand they were dealt, and whose inspiring struggle took place outside the spotlight of history. Together, against the odds and all throughout Apartheid (1948 - 1994), they transformed their communities and became the backbone upon which South Africa was built. They took in thousands of children and the disabled among their community to educate them, feed them, and care for them as if they were their own.They raised generations of children, and endured the harsh realities of intense deprivation, severe poverty, and ubiquitous suffering on a daily basis…Ubuntu is their story.
In his feature documentary film debut, Academy Award© and Emmy-nominated director Adam Pertofsky (The Witness From the Balcony of Room 306) traveled to Cape Town, South Africa in the summer of 2018 to interview these inspiring women and capture their timeless stories of resilience and love that strike at the heart of our own humanity.
UBUNTU is directed and executive produced by Adam Pertofsky and written by Loren Levin. Loren Levin and Eve Kornblum also serve as executive producers. The film is produced by Leslie Owen and Loren Levin, director of photography is Eugenio Galli and editor is Chris Mitchell. Original music for the film is composed by Amanda Yamate.