The South Africa 'Up' series follows the personal journeys of a diverse range of young South Africans who were born into the apartheid era, filming them every seven years as they grow up through the country's dramatic political changes.
We meet them first at age seven in 1992, two years before Nelson Mandela became president in the first non-racial elections in South Africa. Every seven years since, the twists and turns of their personal lives have been charted against the backdrop of South Africa's recent history.
In this eight-part series, we see the raw innocence expressed at age seven give way to awkward teens at 14, and the weight of beckoning adulthood at 21. Love, family, money, religion, race and identity are some of the themes underpinning the charming yet poignant, and in some cases tragic stories that unfold by the time they are 28 in 2013.