Guardian of the Ocean A Film About The SANCCOB

African Short

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Zhalanash – Empty Shore
A portrait of this once flourishing area where fishing boats now rot in the dusty desert and time itself seems to have stopped flowing for those who still live there.

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The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds was born in the backyard of Althea Westphal’s Claremont home where she took in injured penguins after the Esso Essen oil spill in the late 1960s. Today the organisation has grown to include a team of dedicated and passionate individuals who work tirelessly to protect and rehabilitate these heart-warming sea birds.

Cape Town
Labia 1
Wed 6 June / 8.30pm
Mon 4 June / 8.45pm
Nelisiwe Ngobeni
South Africa
10 minutes


Nelisiwe Ngobeni Director

Nelisiwe Ngobeni consider herself a young story teller from Mpumalanga. Storytelling to her is as a way of sharing experiences that inspires and change lives. She is a Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking graduate. Her interest is telling the African untold stories of inspirations the continent is pregnant with.