Joburg FF (2024) – Winner: Best Documentary

13PV Feature International
African Premiere SA Premiere

London Recruits seamlessly fuses dramatic reenactments with contemporary interviews and a rich pool of archive footage to tell the story of more than 60 young white people who were recruited by the ANC in London in the late 60s and early 70s to assist with covert operations in South Africa. Fired up by the political radicalism of the era, the young idealists entered South Africa under the handling of London-based Ronnie Kasrils, their activities helping to revitalise the ANC Underground in South Africa. By putting the viewer in the shoes of the film’s protagonists, and allowing the narrative to unfold in a roughly linear fashion, this smartly edited film provides a riveting account of what it must have been like for the young men and women who made the transition from swinging Londoners to undercover agents working for the African National Congress on the Southern tip of Africa.


Executive Producer: Geoff Arbourne

Producer: Jacintha de Nobrega