Director Willem Oelofsen speaks to John Maytham about his latest film Nobody’s Died Laughing. The film showcases the works of activist and artist Pieter-Dirk Uys, and his impact on South Africans.
Oelofsen says the life of Pieter-Dirk Uys is full of so many activities and it was challenge to decide on what to use or leave out.
I can make two documentaries every year about his life— Willem Oelofsen, Director
But the focus was on the impact his work not only on stage but around the globe with his Aids awareness campaigns, that was very important... without it being a Hollywood story with skinner and scandal ... but the important thing is the work that he has done.— Willem Oelofsen, Director
Oelofse says his aim was to tell the story of Pieter-Dirk Uys to the generation that may not know him while he still alive.
Nobody’s Died Laughing opens in cinemas nationwide today.
Listen to the full conversation below: