SND Films
BEAUTIFUL IN BEAUFORT WES
By Walter Stokman
2006
Human Interest / Arts
50 min.
NL
English/Afrikaans
Produced by VPRO TV
35mm
Format: 16:9

South African poet and singer Gert Vlok Nel lives in Beaufort West, a village in Big Karoo, an empty stretch of land between Cape Town and Johannesburg.The village forms the inspiration for Gert Vlok Nel’s work.

Beaufort West has obtained an almost mythical status: critics refer to it as the “real” South Africa, far away from the big Westernized cities.

Accompanied by his poems and songs we travel through the village and meet Gert, his father, Beaufort West and its inhabitants.