Schools Shut Down

Short
African
SA Premiere

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Director(s):

Kastarine Kogola

Country:

South Africa

Year:

2020

Running Time:

7 min

Language(s):

Zulu

Schools Shut Down is an incredibly insightful documentary that draws our attention to the life of a young, determined matriculant from Orange Farm. Above the obstacles – exacerbated by COVID-19 – that exist within the environment in which she lives, and the prevailing pressures of Grade 12, we witness the arduous task of learning during a global pandemic. This film is a story about resilience and Buhle’s steadfastness in her strife to succeed and overcome the ongoing challenges presented before her.

2021 (23rd) Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival