Dir. Karabo Lediga
South Africa. 2019. 19 mins. Tswana with English subtitles.
It’s the summer school holidays in 1990 South Africa and 11-year-old Boipelo is back at her grandmother Koko’s four-roomed house in Atteridgeville. It’s a point of uncertainty for the country and for Boipelo who will be attending a multiracial school soon. As the holidays come to an end, she becomes consumed by the fact that, unlike her two cousins, she can no longer remember her dreams when her granny asks in order to play a local Chinese lottery called Mochaena. She has to devise a plan to dream again, before it is too late.
Part of the Baobab Award Shorts programme
The Baobab Award for Best Short Film exists to recognise and support African filmmaking and to enhance the visibility of emerging new voices. The Award consists of a £1,000 cash prize awarded by a jury of filmmakers and industry professionals.
Tuesday 3 November | 20:00 | Rich Mix
*Our socially distanced screening was rescheduled due to a second lockdown in the UK.
Leeds International Film Festival
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Karabo Lediga is a writer, director and producer for television and film. Having recently written for the first African Netflix Original series, ‘Queen Sono’ and completed a short film she wrote and directed titled ‘What Did You Dream?’, she is developing her debut feature film ‘Sabbatical’.