Meokgo & the Stickfighter

  • Sekalli Le Meokgo (Meokgo and the Stick Fighter)
Genre : Fantasy
Type : Fiction
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Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2006
Format : Short
Running time : 19 (in minutes)

Kgotso, a reclusive, concertina-playing stickfi ghter, encounters the spirit of a beguiling woman, Meokgo, and rescues her from an evil horseman. A story of unrequited love and sacrifi ce, infused with African mysticism, and inspired by Mozart's The Magic Flute series. Starring Oscar-award-winning Tsotsi's Terry Pheto. Part of the New Crowned Hope series.

Teboho Mahlatsi's Meokgo and the Stickfighter is a fable that draws equally on Mozart's "The Magic Flute" and the living power of magic in traditional African cultures. Set against the awe-inspiring mountains of Lesotho, this short film uses bold, iconic images to build an elemental conflict worthy of a Sergio Leone western.

2008 | 15th New York African Film Festival | NEW YORK, Usa | APRIL 9th to MAY 26th | |
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