Simtar Productions – 90min
An intimate snapshot of modern South Africa, Comrades is a vibrant character study following the conflicting journeys of seven diverse South Africans competing in the country’s most celebrated sporting event – the 90km Comrades marathon. The film also tells the extraordinary story of the Comrades Marathon itself- a race that has borne witness to the country’s social and political upheavals since 1921, emerging as a powerful symbol of unity and the ‘new’ South Africa.
Production: Simtar Productions
Director: Poppy Simpson & Dagmar Tatarczyk
Producer: Poppy Simpson & Callen Hodgskiss
Co-Produder: Jon Coutts
Director of Photography: Michal Rulka