Zulu Love Letter

  • Zulu Love Letter (Lettre d'amour zoulou)
Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2004
Format : Feature
Running time : 105 (in minutes)

Zulu love letter is a psychological drama about two mothers in search of their daughters. Thandeka Khumalo is a single black woman journalist, and Mangi is her thirteen-year-old deaf daughter. The story is set in Johannesburg, a few years after the the first democratic elections. There is a thick sense of hope and optimism everywhere except in Tandeka's heart and home. She is unable to overcome the trauma of the apartheid and constantly sees the past in the present. An old woman, Me'tau, returns like a ghost into Tandeka's life.
The Zulu love letter is a secret project that Mangi is weaving as a last, desperate gesture to her mother. It is a beautiful cloth, drawn with colourful cotton and dazzling beads.

R/D : Ramadan Suleman - Sc : Bhekizizwe Peterson, Ramadan Suleman - Ph/C : Manuel Teran - M/Ed : Jacques Comets - S : Jean Mallet - Mus : Zim Ngqawana - Dec/AD : Patrick Dechesne, Alain-Pascal Housiaux - P : Jacques Bidou, Bhekizizwe Peterson, Marianne Dumoulin, Ramadan Suleman - 105'- 35 mm - F - Coul/Col - Int/Cast : Pamela Nomvete Marimbe, Mpumi Malatsi, Sophie Mgcina, Kurt Egelhof. - Contact : Natives At Large, JBA Production


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  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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