William Kentridge is a South African artist who is better known for his charcoal animation. Kentride is of European decent, his parents were lawyers living and working in Johannesburg. His animations tell stories of life in South Africa as he saw it. Felix in Exile is Kentridges fifth film and it touches on the subjects of struggle and death. Kentridge animations share characters and can be looked at as a continuing narrative but do not necessarily have to be watched in any particular order. They each hold their own narrative.