THE WAIT

Imran Hamdulay |
South Africa |
2023 |
15Min |
Afrikaans, English, Xhosa
16 DV
After arriving at a Cape Town police station to report a crime, Mzu finds an elderly man has been waiting at the back of the line longer than those ahead of him. The station is busy and chaotic, and the old man is confused with no one to help him. Mzu takes it upon himself to ensure that the old man is helped. He quickly finds resistance from those ahead in the line and the stifling bureaucratic system. This is an allegory of South Africa’s complex society, where a sense of powerlessness and hope exist simultaneously, often in equal measures.
Imran Hamdulay
Khosie Dali
Jared Paisley
Imran Hamdulay
Siya Mayola, Cedwyn Joel, Ayden Croy, Natasha Magengelele

Screenings

24Jul

Shorts Programme 5

12:00 PM1:30 PM
CAP Studios
25Jul

Shorts Programme 5

9:00 AM10:30 AM
Denis Hurley Centre
25Jul

Shorts Programme 5

11:00 AM12:30 PM
Denis Hurley Centre
26Jul

Shorts Programme 5

12:00 PM1:30 PM
Luthuli Museum
26Jul

Shorts Programme 5

5:30 PM6:45 PM
Gateway
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Shorts Package 5

PG
7-9 PG L
THE WAIT

Imran Hamdulay

Imran Hamdulay is a writer & director based in Cape Town, South Africa. He is a Berlinale Talents alumnus, Film Independent fellow (Los Angeles) and was the recipient of the Robert Bosch Stiftung award. Imran was featured in CNN Inside Africa as one of Africa’s directors to watch and attended Cannes Film Festival’s Marche Du Film as part of the Talentueuses Caméras d’Afrique program. His screenplays have won numerous awards and featured in various markets including EAVE (Luxembourg), IFFR Cinemart Lab (Netherlands), Gotham Film Week (NYC) and Durban Filmmart amongst others. He also serves as a jury member for the South African Film & Television (SAFTAS) awards. He was most recently co-writer and producer of the SAFTA-nominated crime thriller Sons of the Sea, which premiered at Cinequest USA, played at numerous festivals around the world and won Best Feature Film at the 43rd Durban International Film Festival.