Sibs Shongwe-La Mer
Bonko Cosmo Khoza ... Jabz
Sibs Shongwe-La Mer ... September
Kelly Bates ... Emily
Emma Tollman ... Nikki
Colleen Balchin ... Tanya
Kamogelo Moloi ... Bogosi
Ricci-Lee Kalish ... Rafi
Giovanna Winetzki ... Tali
Executive Producer: Elias Ribeiro
Written by: Sibs Shongwe-La Mer
Cinematographer: Chuanne Blofield
Edited by: Matthew Swanepoel, Sibs Shongwe La-Mer, Candice Frank
On the anniversary of the Soweto Youth Uprising, young suburbanite, Emily, live streams her suicide outside of her family home setting off a series of vignettes depicting the aftermath of her death amongst her peers. Jabz and September, two disillusioned twenty-something-year-old members of the nouveau-riche, drift through the affluent suburbs in post-apartheid Johannesburg seeking meaning in drugs and sex after the death of their friend.
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