Documentary aims to change perceptions about SA's car-spinning culture

The controversial culture of car spinning has often been misunderstood but the subculture has now been celebrated in a documentary An Ordinary People which features spinners - Kyala and Bradley, as well as a prominent figure in the space - Jeff James.

The film directed by Ernest Nkosi focuses on South Africa's first original motorsport in an aims to change perceptions.

It will be aired at the Slam Dance Film Festival this month.

Azania Mosaka sat down with a group of spinners and Nkosi to talk about the sport and their journeys.

We have been arrested and all that, so it was tough. I am a one-man show

Jeff James, Spinner

Paying testament to how the sport has progressed over the years, Bradley shares some of the opportunities he has been afforded and says he has managed to make a small living.

Back then there were no safe venues, it was street and if you get caught you get arrested. I haven't been arrested in seven years thanks to the South African legal system. I am free six to seven weekends a year. I go all over the country, neighbouring countries and we spin and do this. I am privileged to make a small living out of it.

Bradley, Spinner

It is the biggest motorsport in the country and if anyone says otherwise, I am willing to fight them.

Jeff James, Spinner

Kyala, who has been spinning since she was 14years old, says she learnt to master the sport quite fast.

For me it was quite easy with the people I had behind me.

Kyala, Spinner

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