Township Yogi

Through the stories of six residents who become yoga instructors, Township Yogi documents the surprising flourishing of yoga in the townships of Kwa Zulu-Natal. Life for all six has been a struggle for basic survival, given joblessness, government incompetence, crime and the ravages of chronic diseases. Despair is close to the surface. But, despite some church opposition, yoga serves as a source of salvation, renewal and personal growth. Yoga now plays a complementary role in treating HIV, tuberculosis and addiction and is a life-affirming practice in that rather challenging world.

Screening

Online from Wed 18 May

Director

Elle Matthews

Cast

Kenneth Shange, Zwelakhe Vilakazi, Kwazi Manzi, Kwazi Khumalo, Njubulo Zulu, Sbahle Mntungwa, Christine Witheil

Cinematographers

Jonathan Caramanus, Peter Matthews

Editors

Elle Matthews, Marco Pulverenti

“It is humbling and important for all those who love yoga to watch this documentary”

Greenshoot Films

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