Faith and her two young sons, Siyabonga and Lucky sleep in an abandoned BMW. Each day they store their worldly possessions with'Auntie' and hustle in time for rush hour, taking up their positions at the lights on one of Johannesburg's busiest intersections.
Their rough life is balanced on the edge of a tough and dangerous world where desperate neighbours need avoiding and kindness is sparse. Aware that her children deserve more than the fear and hunger she provides, in South African society Faith has no voice and few choices. And every day that she begs indifferent strangers with as much dignity as she can muster, she inches closer to loosing the little that she still has.
This is a stylistically courageous and poignant film from the award-winning team that also produced Sarafina and Yesterday.
South Africa, 2005, 90 mins, Zulu with English subtitles
Director: Darrell J. Roodt
Faith: Leleti KHUMALO
Lucky : Thobani KHYBEKA
Siyabonga: Sibonelo XULU