Short
African
World Premiere

Availability:

Director(s):

Jean-Paul Moodie

Country:

South Africa | DRC

Year:

2021

Running Time:

17 min

Language(s):

French

Sifa follows Chris-Anne Sifa and her mother Riziama, refugees from the DRC, who fled the conflict in their homeland when Sifa was 10 years old. Now residing in Delft, Cape Town, we hear tales of Sifa’s experience with xenophobia in South Africa, shedding light on a larger issue of hatred in the country. By framing the xenophobic attacks through the lens of this young girl, a refugee who struggled through hardship to find a better land, the emotional authenticity of the film shines through. The discrimination she received from her new home motivates her to volunteer with the Adonis Musati Youth Programme – a non-profit organisation aimed at helping refugees who live in South Africa.

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