In the early 1980s, Paul Weinberg made several low-budget films on Super 8 stock. These included ‘The Dark City’, with the youth organisation Khauleza, about Alexandra township north of Johannesburg; and ‘Part of the Process’, with Harriet Gavshon, about the demolition of Pageview, a residential area near the Johannesburg inner city which was largely inhabited by Indian people. Both were shown at history workshops of the University of the Witwatersrand.
Paul’s interest in film has resurfaced. Recent videos include ‘Dancing for God’, about the annual Shembe Church pilgrimage in KwaZulu-Natal; ‘Trancing in Dreamtime’, with Junaid Ahmed, about interaction between San and Aboriginal musicians; and ‘Double Vision’, with Karin Shapiro, about the South African diaspora in North Carolina in the United States.