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‘…the letter the children sent to God said…’

A poignant insight into the impact that growing inequality in South Africa is having on children’s prospects in poor communities in rural Kwa Zulu Natal, Khalo Matabane’s film uses handheld cameras to record the daily lives of 11 year old Bonothile Zondi, and 7 year old orphaned Sihle Ngubane and their extended families We see the children going to school, collecting water from the pump, visiting a local clinic, struggling with home-work. We learn about their dreams, their sorrows and their fears for the future. Bonothile and Sihle have both had to face harsh realities of losing relatives to HIV/AIDS, as well as hunger and death at a very young age, and are wise beyond their years.

Directed and produced: Khalo Matabane

Others in the series:
Africa’s Child | Ca Va Aller? | Life in Slow Motion | The Sharing Day | Roofless | Survivre a Tout Prix | “…and the letter that the children sent to God said…’

 

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