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Adrian Van Wyk

Adrian Van Wyk

Adrian Van Wyk is a filmmaker/creative producer and cultural historian from Cape Town, South Africa. He completed a MA in History at Stellenbosch University. His dissertation, titled “From Jamaica to the Cape Flats: Reflecting on the manifestations of a Cape Town Hip Hop Culture”, unpacked the diasporic movements of Hip Hop culture onto the Cape Flats periphery of Cape Town. This research laid the foundation for the documentary feature film he is currently co-Directing and producing titled “Notes From The Underground: A Cape Town Hip Hop Story”, which has received support from the South African National Film and Video Foundation. In 2023, a documentary short film that he researched and produced titled “What The Soil Remembers” had its world premier at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) where it was also awarded the Ammodo Tiger Short Award. Alongside this, “What The Soil Remembers” has recently won the Best International Short Documentary at the Regina International Film Festival and Awards, best short documentary film at the 30th edition of the Ningbo International Short Film Festival in China and the Critics Choice award at the Siberian International Film Festival. Adrian was selected as an artist in residence by the Singapore Art Museum for 2023.

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