Drama | Running Time: 14 minutes
2023 / English and Xhosa
Country: South Africa
Imran Hamdulay is a South African writer, director and producer. He is a Film Independent fellow and Berlinale Talent Campus alumnus. His projects have featured at Gotham Film Week, European Audio-Visual Entrepreneurs & Rotterdam film festival amongst others. He was recently the producer and co-writer on Sons of the Sea, which won Best South African Film at the Durban International Film Festival.
VOX Cinema 3 Red Sea Mall
Price: 40 SAR
ProducerImran Hamdulay, Khosie Dali
CastSiya Mayola, Cedwyn Joel, Ayden Croy, Natasha Mangelele, Hanlé Bernard, Wojtek Lipinski
Mzu enters the Cape Town police station and finds Fareed, a pensioner, who has been waiting in the queue for a long time. The station is chaotically busy and Fareed is confused with no one to help him, so Mzu takes on that task. It isn’t easy. When those at the front of the queue refuse to give up their spots, Mzu approaches the police themselves, but they refuse to intervene. Hitting a brick wall where he can’t achieve anything, Mzu vents his anger on the people around him, accusing them of selfishness. Eventually, the police have to restrain him, one calming him down by explaining that his frustration is shared by most South Africans: this is just the way it is.