The beautiful game

With the World Cup just over a month away, it won’t be long until the whole country goes football loopy. If 64 matches isn’t quite enough to keep you entertained, then keep an eagle eye out for feature-length documentary Soka Afrika, which explores the beautiful game in the Cup’s host continent Africa.

The titles for Soka Afrika by Studio SRK

The documentary has been made by independent production company Masnomis and multimedia consultancy Studio SRK, who aim to show the film at selected cinemas before the documentary is broadcast on television around the world.

Studio SRK is formed of director and producer team Suridh Hassan and Ryo Sanada plus a number of regular collaborators. Choosing the medium to fit the project, the studio documents contemporary trends and culture including music, graffiti and sport and is responsible for everything from initial research right through to editorial design or video editing.

Details from the cover of Graffiti Asia
Detail from the cover of Graffiti Asia

The team have a hands-on approach, which has led the duo to travel around Africa for the documentary and Asia for new book Graffiti Asia which launches later this month. Whether book or film, the trademark of their work is total emersion in the subject and stylish production values.

Pictures of Graffiti is Jakarta
Pictures of Graffiti is Jakarta

Sanada says, ‘We were sick of a lot of the same work being produced by people around us and we really wanted to cement style with good content – that’s our overall philosophy.’

Graffiti Asia is available from Lawrence King Publishing from mid-May. Visit the Soka Afrika blog to find keep updated about where the film will be screened.

Latest articles