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Hillbrow Kids

  • Film

Time Out says

A documentary highlighting the legacy of apartheid. Once a vital city centre, Hillbrow has become a shambles of street markets and ignorant, homeless people. The tower blocks in this built-up area of Johannesburg are now boarded up, violent crime is rife, begging endemic. Silas, a goodlooking lad with a surprisingly mature head on his shoulders, should by rights be violently resentful of his lowly situation. Like most of his peers, his parents have disowned him, he has nowhere to live and he partakes in the odd bit of glue sniffing. Yet despite the squalor, the kid's optimistic, yearning for the day his ship comes in. It probably never will. Poignant, enlightening and heartbreaking.
Written by DA

Release Details

  • Duration:94 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Michael Hammon, Jacqueline Görgen
  • Cast:
    • Regina Ndlovu
    • the street children of Johannesburg
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