South Africa

Director: Sheetal Magan

Language: English

The year is 2035 in a near dystopian future. The world has fallen into mayhem as an airborne virus without discernible origin and no cure has led to a global pandemic infecting all seven continents, drawing humanity into mass crisis. The old are all but extinct, the young struggle to survive past birth, and those who remain are divided in a society that is rigorously controlled by the government. Unknown to everyone, the fate of humanity is being decided on the chaotic streets of Ground Zero, the Johannesburg city slums, but not by the government and its failing medical grants and welfare distribution, nor by the scientists and the medical industrial complexes futile search for a cure, but in the arms of an unsuspecting young woman – Tshengedzo – who holds closely her healthy baby boy, Cashile.


24 July | 20:00 | Suncoast 8



Sheetal Magan


Sheetal Magan


Sheetal Magan




Richard Lunkunku, Nkhodeni Ramagwede, Jamie Lee Sexton


19 min

Sheetal Magan

Sheetal earned an early reputation for tackling social taboos with her early short film work with GOD DANK VIR KLANK (2012) a mockumentary about Die Antwoord and the appropriation of ‘Zef Culture’ as well as THE FALL OF GANESH (2015) a slice of life that looks at race in suburban SA. She is captivated by the idea of a new African lens and novel storytelling in the global south. Atman Media Lab, a woman-led indie outfit is her creative home. She is currently in development on her feature film THE DAY AND NIGHT OF BRAHMA with Urucu Media. Other projects include ACTS OF MAN, a neo-noir crime drama for the BBC, and THE QUEUE, a dystopian telling of life after the Arab Spring in the vein of Orwell's 1984, with the Film Clinic in Egypt.
DIFF 2023


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