SA Filmmaker Zwelethu Radebe wins shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival's Made in South Africa Award for THE HANGMAN
2 November 2017
At an exciting finale event held at iKhaya Lodge in Gardens, Cape Town last night, 22 October, filmmaker Zwelethu Radebe from Soweto, Johannesburg won shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival's "Made in South Africa" Jury Award for his 30-minute short film submission called THE HANGMAN. Two further awards were announced: the Best Cinematography Award that went to OVERBERG by Jacques Naude, and the Audience Award that went to IT'S COMPLICATED by Grant de Sousa.
THE HANGMAN is about a black prison warder faced with an impossible choice. The apartheid story, set in 1989, is one of an armed struggle against the systematic oppression of people of colour in South Africa. In the film, Radebe situates individual stories within the greater narrative of apartheid and uncovers personal struggles that individuals and different families experienced during this oppressive regime. The film explores identity, sacrifice and truth.