Mma Moeketsi 02

OFFICIAL SELECTION 2018

Mma Moeketsi

Shorts Programme 2

DIRECTOR : Reabetswe Moeti
COUNTRY : South Africa
YEAR : 2018
TIME :25min

Nu Metro 4, 18 Oct @ 2.30pm

SYNOPSIS

On 16 August 2012, the South African police opened fire on striking miners at the Marikana Platinum Mine, 34 miners were killed and 78 wounded. Mma Moeketsi’s only son was among the strikers – this is HER story. Based on a true story, Mma Moeketsi is a domestic worker from rural Lesotho working for a suburban family in Johannesburg. Her son Moeketsi is an illegal miner at the Marikana Platinum Mine, North West of South Africa. In the wake of the wage increase strike from 15 August 2012, Moeketsi’s phone is off and he is nowhere to be found. Mma Moeketsi can do nothing but wait pensively for her son to call her or at least pick up her phone calls. One part of her life is at a standstill while her physical presence must still operate as the housekeeper of her suburban employers, in an empty, lonely silence.

 
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ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

South African Film and Television Award winner (best tv drama writer 2017) Reabetswe Moeti is a filmmaker, a TV enthusiast, a writer and director based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Rea’s a masters graduate from the acclaimed National Film and Television School in the UK. Her passion and flair for introspective storytelling sets her apart as a contemporary film and TV creative of her generation. Mma Moeketsi is Rea’s 2nd short film, her first short ‘The Virgin Vegan’ received a warm reception from it’s multiple film festival screenings across the world.