Soweto, Times of Wrath (Nouvelles d'Afrique du Sud)
Director: Siphamandla Bongwana, Stanford Gibson, Nduduzo Shandu, Jerry Obakeng Gaegane, Asanda Kupa, Gontse
Cinematographer: Siphamandla Bongwana, Nduduzo Shandu, Jerry Obakeng Gaegane
Language: Afrikaans, Zulu, English with English subtitles
With a vitality and commitment so urgent for our national cinema, Soweto, Times of Wrath shows us our fractured, defiant reflection that once seen, cannot be unseen. Here is a film that demands that we, the sleeping, wake up and attend to the restless, those excluded from the so-called South African Dream. What am I in South Africa? I have voted! , shouts an illegal miner as police fire warning shots. Captured by a sextet of young Sowetans, these snapshots present a country whose people are angry, wearied by corruption so endemic they are blind to it. But there are those activists, young and old, that challenge social and administration ills, that urge still frustrated residents to Love one another while waiting for long-promised housing.