Cape Town is a remarkable city with an intriguing past and present. Situated in the Western Cape province of South Africa, it’s the second largest city in the country and has been home to a vast array of cultures for centuries. But in recent decades, racial segregation has divided this once unified metropolis into two very distinct areas: the affluent city centre, primarily populated by white citizens; and the impoverished Cape Flats, mainly inhabited by Coloureds and Black Africans.
This disparity between rich and poor has only grown since apartheid ended two decades ago, making Cape Town one of the most unequal cities in the world today. To get a deeper understanding of how life has changed over this period, the new documentary ‘The Heart of Cape Town’ takes its audience on a journey through both sides of this disparity – interviewing residents from all areas to give us a unique look at what life is like now for many Capetonians.
From exploring the vibrant culture of townships such as Khayelitsha to hearing heartbreaking stories from people living in destitution on the other side, this compelling film paints an essential portrait of inequality in contemporary South Africa – one which needs to be seen if we are ever to truly understand it.
It’s time to open our eyes and acknowledge that racism still exists around us – so don’t miss your chance to hear real experiences from those affected by it first-hand. Watch ‘The Heart Of Cape Town’ today to gain insight into how far we still have to go until true equality can exist in this extraordinary place.