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Short film

The Letter reader

Duration : 29 min


Siyabonga, a 12-year-old boy from Johannesburg, is sent to his grandmother’s village. As a city boy, Siyabonga struggles to adapt but finally discovers the power of words as he reads letters that put a smile on people’s faces, until one day, a letter with bad news lands in his hands. A letter addressed to Nobuhle, the wife of a migrant worker living in Johannesburg.


Sibusiso Khuzwayo