His Story
In Conversation
Creating a Portrait
A Showman:
"I try to help my audience laugh at their fear, because that is what I do. The things I am frightened of I will not look away from."
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Pieter-Dirk Uys
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Pieter-Dirk Uys
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In Conversation
Satirist Pieter-Dirk Uys talks to renowned filmmaker and photographer Adrian Steirn about growing up under Apartheid, the birth of his alter ego Evita Bezeuidenhout, and how South Africa's favourite socialite and political activist continues to tackle issues in the "new" South Africa.
A Portrait
A series of behind the scenes images reflecting the 21 icons team at work.
In the portrait, Uys mischievously photobombs a bust of Apartheid architect and former prime minister Hendrik Verwoerd. It celebrates Uys' ability to infuse himself in the joke and his role as an audacious political satirist. The portrait draws attention to his capacity to engage an audience through humour while creating a powerful political message in the process.