Zamo Mkhwanazi, South Africa, 2019

6 minutes, Zulu with English subtitles

A young man runs a simple errand, fraught with tensions and blurring the lines between victims and perpetrators.


Zamo Mkhwanazi is a South African writer/director. Her short film, Gallo Rojo premiered at the 69th Cannes Film Festival Directors’ Fortnight. She was selected for the Toronto Talent Lab in September 2016 and Berlinale Talents 2017. In addition, Mkhwanazi has written more than two hundred hours of aired television on over twenty-five television shows. She was the Head Writer of the critically acclaimed series Ya Lla (2015). To date, she stands as the first and only black South African with official screenings at both the Cannes and Sundance Film Festivals.

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