Yesterday

Moving and important, this South African film explores that country’s HIV crisis through the experience of a young woman, Yesterday (Khumalo), who lives in a remote village and whose husband works away in a Johannesburg mine most of the time. Interestingly, Roodt (‘Sarafina!’, ‘Cry the Beloved Country’) chose to make his film in the Zulu language, so giving it a chance (however small) of being seen by those in South Africa who most need to see it: poor black South Africans, who remain largely excluded from their small but burgeoning film culture for economic and historical reasons.

Release details

Duration: 96 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Darrell James Roodt
Screenwriter: Darrell James Roodt
Cast: Kenneth Khambule
Leleti Khumalo
Lihle Mvelase
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