South African Film Festival

Short Films - Phefumla + What Did You Dream? + Umama

Expired May 24, 2022 1:45 PM
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Veteran actress Connie Chiume brilliantly portrays Sibongile, a South African domestic worker torn between having to care for her employer’s child, while trying to stay connected with her own teenage son. When her son disappears, Sibongile has no option but to continue working, with heartbreaking results. Written and directed by Talia Smith, this intimate short drama is inspired by real events in the filmmaker’s own childhood. It takes us into the complexities around mothering, domestic work and the confronting reality of the divide between rich and poor left by the legacies of apartheid. 

  • Year
  • Runtime
    20 minutes
  • Language
    Zulu, English
  • Country
    South Africa
  • Rating
    All Ages
  • Director
    Talia Smith
  • Screenwriter
    Talia Smith
  • Producer
    Nora Zubizarreta
  • Cast
    Connie Chiume, Prince Dube, Joe Mahlalela
  • Cinematographer
    Ryan Lee
  • Editor
    Graham Smith