synopsis

Alatha's father calls himself a Mover. Using African dance moves, he helps kids in Khayelitsha township transcend hardship and "find their superpowers." The Mover is also a single father and, while he has helped many kids, he still has difficulty getting his daughter to find her own powers. But in a tender moment together this is all about to change. Award: Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Short, Tribeca Film Festival 2020

cast

Stoan Galela, Alatha Galela

directed by

Julia Jansch

director's bio

Julia Jansch is a South African filmmaker based in New York. After a decade of experience in development, she plunged into indie waters and set up Point Pictures to tell her own stories. Julia has an MSC in Global Governance and an MBA from Oxford University and a filmmaking diploma from The New York Film Academy.

screenwriter

Julia Jansch

producer

Julia Jansch, Mandilakhe Yengo, Sheila Nevins, James Matthes

runtime

13 minutes

country

South Africa

category

Short Documentary

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