Project Description

Rumba in the Jungle – The Return

By Yolanda Keabetswe Mogatusi

In 1996 DanceSport was rated the third most popular leisure activity in South Africa next to soccer and rugby. ‚Rumba in the Jungle‘ was the premiere international dance event bringing dance couples from around the world to Sun City to compete for the prestigious title. But in 1999, due to internal factions, the dance festival disappeared from the international dance calendar and with it, its standing as a popular sport of choice in South Africa. Before it disappeared, the prestigious DanceSport competition launched the careers of Michael Wentink and Tebogo Kgobokoe, two world-renowned dance champions from South Africa who are now grooming a new generation of dance sport champions. As ‚Rumba in the Jungle‘ makes its resurgence nearly two decades later, we follow Michael and Tebogo’s journeys over the 5 day event and we look back on moments in the past to discover what gave them focus, how they fought their personal demons and what made them the legendary champions that they are known as today.

AVAILABLE RIGHTS

All rights worldwide

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FESTIVALS & AWARDS

Durban Film Fest 2018

ORIGINAL TITLE

Rumba in the Jungle – The Return

YEAR

2018

GENRE

Documentary

DURATION

75 min

ORIGINAL LANGUAGE

English

COUNTRY

South Africa

DIRECTOR

Yolanda Keabetswe Mogatusi

WRITER

CAST

Tebogo Kgobokoe, Michael Wentink, Slavic Kryklyvyy,  Karina Smirnoff, Victor Fung and Anastasia Muravyeva, Kisha Brown,  Curtly Klaasen, Botlhale Sehoole,  Moeketsi Lichabe

PRODUCTION

Screendance Africa in association with 1000 Hugs Films

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