The work of the incredibly talented and world renowned, South African street artist, Faith 47 is laced with social and political commentary. I remember seeing parts of her fantastic Freedom Charter Series as it started popping up in parts of Cape Town in 2010.
Juxtaposing the current economic and political landscape with sections of the text of the Freedom Charter, this powerful series highlights the shortcomings of South Africa’s leadership and its failings in achieving all the ambitions of the noble document, penned in 1955 that outlined the core principles for a free and democratic South Africa. It may seem like an expression of the helplessness, but I think The Freedom Charter Series holds up a mirror and demands greater accountability from our leaders.
Bryan Little of Fly on the Wall productions in Woodstock, filmed a three part documentary of the series as part of a larger project by Laura Gamse called The Creators.
Visit www.faith47.com to see more of Faith 47’s outstanding work.