Documentary: The Bliss of Ignorance
The Bliss of Ignorance is an award winning production for Friends of the Earth and Groundwork. I directed, shot and edited this 30-minute documentary looking at the impact of South Africa’s coal-fired power stations on air pollution, public health and the wider climate change debate. Living on location in the townships of Mpumalanga I was able to witness the effects of the industry on local communities and the natural world. I also travelled to Pretoria, Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town gathering interviews from a range of experts and stakeholders including South Africa’s public utility giant Eskom.
Thanks to Shiraya Adani, Megan Lewis, Thomas Mnguni, Dr. Victor Munnik, Alison Wilson and everyone else who took part in the filming.
Some film stills below: