7 March 2017
In Woodstock, between Gympie and Baron Streets — not from the Cape Town CBD, ground has broken on a new apartment block: The Woodstock Quarter.
Charol Jacobs lived in a Wendy house on the land where The Woodstock Quarter now rises. Her family had to relocate to Manenberg on the Cape Flats. Leaving Home, a short documentary film in four parts, premiered on 14 March on GroundUp. It profiles Charol and her son Ashley, and shows the less visible effects of the city’s rapid gentrification.
Leaving Home is directed by Daneel Knoetze. Knoetze has previously worked as a reporter for The Cape Argus and GroundUp. He currently works for Ndifuna Ukwazi. This is his first film. Leaving Home is produced by Ndifuna Ukwazi and Wagtale.