Bergies: Pavement Aristocrats


The first ever documentary about the Bergies, a unique homeless community living on the streets of Cape Town, South Africa. This programme tells the tragicomic story of an indigenous people more famous for their wit than for their mythical past. Two separate couples lead us into an alcohol-soaked world where characters survive through black humour, a sense of street-bound freedom and the staging of a distinctive ‘street theatre’.

Bergies: Pavement Aristocrats

Running Time

60 minutes

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