Kalushi

Director: Mandla Dube
Screenplay: Mandla Dube, Leon Otto
Cinematographer: Tommy (Maddox) Upshaw
Cast: Thabo Andrew Rametsi, Thabo Malema, Jafta Mamabolo, Welile Nzuza, Louw Venter, Pearl Thusi
Language: English, Afrikaans, Zulu with English subtitles

It s the height of Apartheid, and Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu is a nineteen year old hawker from the streets of Mamelodi. After a brutal beating at the hands of the police, he goes into exile to join the liberation movement. After undergoing military training in Angola, he is joined by friend and comrade Mondy, who, in a heated incident loses control and ends up shooting two innocent people in downtown Johannesburg. While Mondy is severely beaten and tortured, Kalushi faces a daunting trial in which the State seeks the highest punishment  death by hanging. Kalushi is a captivating drama that artfully depicts South Africa s struggle period, as well as the seeds of its contemporary student liberation movements.

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