Lefu - The Funeral
When Mpho Molotsi loses his mother to Covid-19, he is devastated to lose not only his closest relative, but also a confidant. The film is a portrait of final goodbyes, and follows Mpho and his family as they make final rites amidst the regulatory restrictions for burials during Covid-19.
Omelga Mthiyane is an award-winning filmmaker. She has directed and produced several documentary films for the SABC and ETV. Her first film, Ikhaya, was premiered at the the Sundance Film Festival and more international film festivals. Other films she directed and produced are: Different Pigment, Ikhaya Malawi, Inanda, My Heritage. She has also directed TV series and co-directed Baraka which was a reaction documentary against xenophobic attacks that happened in 2008 in South Africa. She received her Bachelor in Technology from the Durban University of Technology and a Certificate in Documentary filmmaking from the Binger Institute and is currently doing her Masters in Film and Television with Witwatersrand University.