My current film project –“The Dark Side of the Ball”- focuses upon the growing inequity gap in South Africa, and initially started off with a simple inquiry into the impact the World Cup (2010) would have on the lives of South Africans, most of which still live within deep-rooted poverty. The project has evolved into more of a look at how any country handles a radical change, such as the end of Apartheid in 1994. With South Africa as a case study, the series of short films attempts to open up a discussion about the lives of historically marginalized members of a society roughly twenty years removed from such a transition. What transcends ethnic and nationalist lines when change finally takes place? Does South Africa’s recent history have lessons, both positive and negative, for nations like Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria and Yemen as they wrestle with radical changes to their respective social, economic and political landscapes? The film series focuses upon what South Africans, both marginalized and privileged, think about South Africa today, and what might, could, should it look like in the near future? There are clearly no easy answers to these questions, and this film series merely aims to open up a discussion about sustainable solutions respective of local realities. I am currently on location in S. Africa investigating and filming, but check back here for short films from “Dark Side of the Ball” in the coming weeks.