RIGHTS OF PASSAGE
Director: Ntombizodwa Magagula, Mapula Sibanda, Lerato Moloi, Valencia Joshua, Zandile Angeline Wardle, Tony Miyambo, Rethabile Mothobi, Yashvir Bagwandeen
Country: South Africa
Duration: 98 min
|Suncoast 7||17 July 2015||19:45 PM|
|Ekhaya Multi Arts Centre||18 July 2015||18:00 PM|
|Suncoast 7||23 July 2015||17:00 PM|
|Supernova||24 July 2015||10:00 AM|
Rights of Passage is an anthology fictional feature-film made by first-time young black filmmakers who were born when Nelson Mandela became South Africa’s first democratically elected President and who entered young adulthood during the last years of Mandela’s remarkable life.
It is an anthology of 8 short films linked by a theme and African proverbs that delicately reflect on and explore the challenges of intimacy and change: the search for love, belonging and healing while navigating the rites and turmoil of everyday life. It offers a rare, honest, resilient and creative insight into the concerns and experiences of black youth in contemporary South Africa.
Mapula Sibanda – THATO, Based in Orange Farm, Johannesburg. She began her still fledgling career in Film and Television as an editor. In 2011 she enrolled at Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking where she also took part in the European Union’s Advanced Film Incubator facilitated by Big Fish. She currently works as an editor and camera operator at Ripple Effect Productions.