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<p><a href=”https://www.okayafrica.com/south-african-filmfive-tiger-plays-at-sundance-film-festival/” target=”_blank”><strong><em>Read: South Africa’s ‘Five Tiger’ Selected for 2021 Sundance Film Festival</em></strong></a><a href=”https://www.okayafrica.com/south-african-filmfive-tiger-plays-at-sundance-film-festival/”></a></p><p>Morare revealed to<strong><em> OkayAfrica</em></strong> that being selected for the highly acclaimed French film festival comes as much needed affirmation after facing many difficulties with shooting the movie in the midst of a global pandemic: “Having my film have it’s World Premiere at Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival and its US Premiere at The Pan African Film Festival is such an honour. Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival is one the world’s most prestigious festivals for short films.” </p><p><div class=”preroll-video”></div><ora-player></ora-player></p><p><em>Lakutshon’ Ilanga</em> tells the story of Lerato, a Black nurse who looks after Anele, her brother, who is a high school student and her little sister Khanyi. The film is set at the apex of Apartheid where young boys and men often went missing at the hands of the police. The thrilling plot sets Lerato on a mission to find her brother after he suddenly goes missing. Morare explained to <strong><em>OkayAfrica </em></strong>that she wanted to focus on the different ways women fought Apartheid: “I wanted to explore the traits of women that can be misunderstood as weakness, and to look at the circumstances that cause us to unleash and reveal our power”.</p><p><div class=”dfp_atf-slot” data-not-loaded=”true”></div><script type=”text/javascript”> checkdfpScripts();
</script></p><p>Music has always been an ushering force in the fight against Apartheid and the title of the film is borrowed from<strong> Miriam Makeb</strong><strong>a’s</strong> searing song “Lakutshon Ilanga”. The song is about searching for a loved one in the midst of their unexplainable disappearance. Inspired by Morare’s <a href=”https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2021-01-21-lakutshon-ilanga-a-tribute-to-africa-mothers-and-everyday-heroes/” target=”_blank”>mother’s real life events</a>,<em> Lakutshon’ Ilanga </em>tells the story of untold apartheid heroines. </p><p>Morare <a href=”https://www.phumimorare.com/” target=”_blank”>studied at Chapman University</a> and is based in Los Angeles. <em>Lakutshon’ Ilanga </em>has also been selected for the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles where African films get selected for the Oscars.</p><p>Watch <em>Lakutshon’ Ilanga</em> trailer below.</p><p class=”shortcode-media shortcode-media-vimeo”> <iframe src=”https://player.vimeo.com/video/497131713″ width=”100%” height=”480″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no” class=”rm-shortcode” data-rm-shortcode-id=”8691321d6efd576b16ae8581bf7cfaf0″></iframe> </p>

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