The Casspir Project is an unprecedented and multifaceted undertaking comprised of installation, photography, oral history, and documentary. It represents the first comprehensive consideration of apartheid-era South Africa seen through the lens of the Casspir instrument.
MURALS & INSTALLATIONS
Ralph Ziman has five public murals in the Venice Beach area as well as various sites internationally. All of Ziman’s work seeks to challenge the tragic cliché of our times; a war-torn and violent Africa of militant and corrupt dictators, child soldiers, and unceasing civil wars fed by a growing international arms trade.
Ralph has directed over 400 videos for artists as diverse as Ozzy Osbourne, Toni Braxton, Rod Stewart, Michael Jackson, Shania Twain and Rick James, winning numerous MTV awards. His work in film includes over 6 features as a writer/director/producer including Hearts and Minds, the first independent South African feature film to be completed after apartheid, which premiered at the Berlin and Montreal International Film Festivals, and Jerusalem (Gangster’s Paradise in the US & UK), released to critical and box office acclaim and South Africa’s official entry to the 2008 Academy Awards Foreign Language section.