About the film

Billy Monk. A 1960s Cape Town legend whose black and white photographs of dockside nightlife reveal an underground South Africa, untouched by the division of apartheid. His own tragic story is equally as colourful.

DIRECTOR STATEMENT

‘Billy Monk – Shot in the Dark’ is a celebration of a little-known slice of South Africa’s history. Through Billy Monk’s photographs and his own tragic story, I aim to shine a light on the many marginalised communities that existed in Cape Town in the late ’60s. This is a film about Billy Monk but also about inclusion, joy and just having a good time, despite the situation.

DIRECTOR

Craig Cameron-Mackintosh

Producer

Cait Pansegrouw, Pierre de Villiers, Craig Cameron-Mackintosh

CAST

David Monk, Jac de Villiers, Lin Sampson, David Goldblatt

Run Time

37min

Rating

PG

Trailer

Bonus Content

Craig Cameron-Mackintosh portait
Director, producer and artist, Craig Cameron-Macintosh is interviewed by Ricky Human, Program Director of the SSAFF. ‘Billy Monk – Shot in the Dark’ is a celebration of a little-known slice of South Africa’s history.

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