Litheko Jeffrey Modisane
- Senior Lecturer
- University of Cape Town, South Africa
The black pioneer actor and sometimes director in South African films, Ken Gampu (1929-2003) is significantly absent in the archives and scholarship of South African cinema. I wish to write a cinematic biography of Gampu in order to provide a comprehensive archive of his work and its significance, inject a critical perspective into studies of South African cinema pertaining to the participation of black actors in the colonial or apartheid periods, and to contribute a decolonial perspective on it.