On a scorching hot Saturday afternoon, I fell victim to the heat, the smell and look of Yeoville’s busy street. Having shared our sparse equipment among ourselves, my group member and I had to literally hustle other equipment from other groups who were not using them and this meant having to follow another group as they put the final touches to their videos. Following the traditions group we found about some interesting/ hidden stories of Yeoville. Our first stop was the Yeoville police station (the old one) where we took a little walk to the newly built Yeoville police station where we were met by sweat-drenched construction men who more than willing to show us around the newly constructed area. After spending some time in the new prison we decided to have a deep philosophical discussion on the representation of the space we were in, and how it anticipates a deeply corrupt society – of course a discussion my colleague had started.
We later found that we would be taking an adventure to the top of the Yeoville hill where we filmed from the extraordinary WESTMINSTER MANSIONS about the praying men and women on the mountain and the residents feelings towards the men of God who spend their days and some nights fervently praying. Our escorts where the police, who felt as though our safety would be compromised had we traveled alone and had enough patience to wait for some odd hours with us, when we finally decided to leave it was just the two of us who navigated our way on Yeoville’s streets.
We waited for some minutes at the store where we where meant to meet with my colleagues main character, but to much our disappointment he didn’t show. We later went to Kin-Malebo where I was meant to capture b-roll, but people weren’t too excited by the presence of the cameras. We did however meet with one more of the La SAPE who spoke of the culture while promoting his new album. The day/evening ended late for us and we finally bid adieu to the neighbourhood.