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The Most Expensive Sunset: A film about spatial apartheid

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The Most Expensive Sunset is a short film that makes use of carefully considered juxtaposition to make commentary on Cape Town's politics of wealth and space. (Photo: Vimeo Screengrab)
The Most Expensive Sunset is a short film that makes use of carefully considered juxtaposition to make commentary on Cape Town's politics of wealth and space. (Photo: Vimeo Screengrab)

The Most Expensive Sunset is a short film that makes use of carefully considered juxtaposition to make commentary on Cape Town's politics of wealth and space.

Shot by Breeze Yoko, an artist and filmmaker who was raised in the Mother City, the film opens with an extreme close-up shot of an unknown man, who maintains his anonymity for the film's entire four minute duration. Behind him, the rocky outcrop of the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range forces itself imposingly into a clear sky stripped of clouds. 

"The most expensive sunset," the man laughs. "I can't live without the sunset. I must get it."

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