A poignant insight into the impact that growing inequality in South Africa is having on children's prospects in poor communities in rural Kwa Zulu Natal, Khalo Matabane's film uses handheld cameras to record the daily lives of 11 year old Bonothile Zondi, and 7 year old orphaned Sihle Ngubane and their extended families. We see the children going to school, collecting water from the pump, visiting a local clinic, struggling with home-work. We learn about their dreams, their sorrows and their fears for the future. Bonothile and Sihle have both had to face harsh realities of losing relatives to HIV/AIDS, as well as hunger and death at a very young age, and are wise beyond their years.- English Subtitles-
Conceived by renowned African filmmakers from across the continent, filmed on location in Benin, Burkina Faso, DR Congo, Mozambique, Malawi, Nigeria and South Africa, these dramas and documentaries lend an artist’s view to the work undertaken to help countries accelerate progress on child survival across Africa.