Powerful films engaging the great themes of the age

Cape Town-based CineSouth Studios undertakes and delivers feature-length and larger-scale multiyear film projects.
Director Victor van Aswegen’s films engage the big-picture topics – at a time when these include
some of the most consequential questions ever to confront humanity.

Máquina do Mundo

The nature of complex systems. The moment when chaos becomes society. Or vice versa.
The tension between the finely honed networks and organisations of contemporary society and the ever present,
pervasive sense of the possibility of catastrophe. In conversation with artist Katja Gentric.


A retrospective of the oeuvre of artist Emma Willemse.
Home. The loss of a home. Displacement. A deeply felt engagement, refracted through art, with the traumatic
experience of people forcibly displaced by conflict, violence and persecution.


Childhood to parenthood. Faraway village to sprawling metropolis.
Seven days from first light to nightfall. Seven spectacularly scenic coastal settings around Cape Town. Ordinary daily
human life captured with a stationary camera and locked-off shots in the style of the Lumières.

The Cape Town Drought Response Learning Initiative

Key learnings distilled from the 2017-2018 Cape Town water crisis.
Three series of 56 film-based learning outputs, each with accompanying text. Drawn from the rich resource of
39 in-depth filmed interviews with senior societal actors and leading experts recorded for this purpose.

Day Zero

Before Cape Town’s water crisis in 2017-2018 came the crises of São Paulo in 2014, Barcelona in 2008,
Australia’s large cities in the 2000s. Failure to learn from past mistakes is to self-condemn to repeating those mistakes in future.
With clarity and dispassion, Day Zero sets out the lessons from Cape Town.


Victor van Aswegen

Founder-owner of CineSouth Studios and digital film production and post-production facility
Moving Image Technologies. With a background, successively, in law, economics, development, finance,
private equity, consultancy, and business analytics, he works principally as director and producer.