« IZULU LAMI », by Director Madoda Ncayiyana, South Africa
AfricAvenir & FNCC present the South African film « Izulu Lami – My Secret Sky » by Director Madoda Ncayiyana | South Africa 2008 | 97 min


Date: Wednesday 11. July 2012,
Time: 18h30
Venue: FNCC, 118 Robert Mugabe Avenue
Entrance: Free

AfricAvenir and the FNCC thank the Institut Francais for making this event possible.

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Two kids left orphans because of HIV leave their Zulu village and head to Durban. A profoundly moving film with superb child acting.
When Thembi (10) and her brother Khwezi (8) are left alone in their rural homestead after their mother’s death, all they have to remember her by is the traditional Zulu mat that she hoped to enter in a craft competition in the city. The children decide to take the mat to Durban but when they arrive in the city, their troubles escalate.
Filmed in eThekweni and based on the experiences of the city’s homeless children, Izulu Lami is a heartrending tale of suffering and redemption. The film incorporates excellent cinematography with a powerful message and well developed characters and appealing visual imagery, leaving the viewer with a sense of hope.

Izulu Lami/My Secret Sky premiered at the opening of the Durban International Film Festival.

A new star is born in Sobahle Mkhabase, the lead child star in Izulu Lami, who received the Best Actress Award at the main African Film festival in Europe, in Tarifa (Spain).
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