IHLAZO

Director: Akuol de Mabior

Producer and Writer : James Redman

Director of Photography: Abongwe L. Booi

Cinematographer: Kamvelihle Stemela

Editor: Kay-Lee Simmers

Production Designer: Zoe Jancou

Nineteen-year-old Grace, who is pregnant with her dead boyfriend’s baby, locks herself in his bedroom on the day of his funeral, instigating a confrontation with his family as well as her own mother. Although she is devastated, she is no tragic figure. Her actions are not in despair but a subconscious plea for support. Nomthandazo, the mother of the deceased and a powerful matriarch, recognises Grace’s plea and has a change of heart.