Posts tagged ‘LIFE’

Screening: Life, Above All. May 17 2013 @ the NEST

life above all
Date: May 17, 2013
Venue: the NEST
Time: 1900h
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In the dusty small town of Elandsdoorn, a South African township not far from Johannesburg, life is simple and serene. A prevailing sense of pride tightly bonds together the entire community – but beware those who step out of line … 12-year-old Chanda is a hardworking promising young student with a bright future, but her life changes dramatically when her baby sister unexpectedly dies. Heartbroken, Chanda’s mother, Lillian, in turn becomes severely ill. Her stepfather drowns himself in alcohol, leaving the young girl to take care of her two smaller siblings. Meanwhile, the formerly friendly neighbours become increasingly distant and gossip spreads.

“Auntie” Tafa does what she can to help by getting Lillian to leave town, but not even she is immune to the cloud of fear filtering across Elandsdoorn. Suspecting that the community’s irrational ostracism has to do with her mother’s illness and the death of her baby sister, Chanda demands answers but is met with stubborn silence. Unwilling to bear the weight of secrecy any longer, Chanda sets out to face a deeply engrained, unspoken taboo …- Official Website


May 15, 2013 at 4:52 pm Leave a comment

LIFE a production by John Washika, Dec. 8 2012 @ the Sarakasi Dome

Date: December 8, 2012
Venue: Sarakasi Dome
Time: from 2 pm come
Entrance is free

December 7, 2012 at 1:46 pm Leave a comment

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