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The Triumph and Laments of William Kentridge

Alan Yentob joins South African artist William Kentridge as he prepares an epic frieze along the banks of the River Tiber in Rome.

Alan Yentob joins South African artist William Kentridge as he prepares an epic frieze along the banks of the river Tiber in Rome. Alan visits him in his hometown of Johannesburg, the inspiration for the magical hand-drawn animated films he calls 'drawings for projection'. Brought up under apartheid, Kentridge has witnessed the fragile transition to a multi-racial democracy, and his art continues to reflect South Africa's turbulent times.

1 hour, 3 minutes

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:58

    Ladysmith Black Mambazo

    Nansi Imali

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Alan Yentob
Participant William Kentridge
Director Adam Low
Producer Martin Rosenbaum
Executive Producer Tanya Hudson
Series Editor Alan Yentob
Production Company Lone Star Productions Ltd

Broadcasts

  • Tue 22 Nov 2016 22:45
  • Tue 22 Nov 2016 23:10
  • Fri 9 Dec 2016 02:25