FOREVER IN MY VEINS, how film led me to the mysterious world of the African shaman

: Friedberg (L.)

R 615.00
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418pp., illus., paperback, Alresford, 2020


Autobiography by documentary film and TV producer and writer Lionel Friedberg.

"What a story! What a journey! What a glass so full of life and love, and not half-full of fear and regret! I will read it again to cry, laugh, gasp and celebrate." Pieter Dirk-Uys, political satirist

"Intensely patriotic. A thrilling ride into the rich culture and diversity of Africa, its spiritual dimensions and alternative healing methods. It is also the story of one man's struggle with the immorality of apartheid. A prophetic and cautionary tale." Corey Feldman, actor, author and environmental activist

Born in 1944 in Germiston, South Africa, Friedberg began his career working in the television industry in what was then Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) in 1961. For many years he was Chairman of the South African Film & Television Technicians Association. He moved to the United States in 1986, and has written and produced films for Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, The History Channel and National Geographic, amongst others. When, at 51 years of age, he was diagnosed with a potentially fatal kidney disease, he returned to Africa and encountered the healing methods of the African shaman. He is the author of The Flying Springbok, a history of South African Airways since its inception to the post-apartheid era.