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This program of shorts focused on the black experiences focuses on family ties and connection and the important choices we make.

For Ages 11-14 | 73 minutes | Presented in English and original languages with English subtitles

Themes: Black Perspectives/ Black Lives, Be Unstoppable/Persistence , Problem Solving

Father's Day

Father’s Day is a short film about Alakhe a 12-year-old boy who is raised by a single mother. Being the nerd of the class, Alakhe is selected to give a speech for a Father’s Day school event. He decides to go against his mother’s word and sets out to find the father he’s never met which opens a can of worms. Eventually he discovers who his real father is.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    26 minutes
  • Language
    English, Afrikaans
  • Country
    South Africa
  • Content Warning
    Intense Situations
  • Note
    THEMES: Recognizing External Supports, Intergenerational/Youth and Elders or Parents, Single Parenting
  • Director
    Tumelo Lekena
  • Screenwriter
    Tumelo Lekena
  • Producer
    Mpho Makhalemele