Dez and Terri, a mixed-race lesbian couple who have been married for twenty years, are trailblazers who seem to have it all. But when a wedding anniversary gift goes very wrong, cracks begin to show.
Asanda, their 18-year-old adopted daughter, is the poster child for South Africa’s diversity but describes herself as an experiment — someone who is being made up as she goes along. She lives a comfortable and sheltered life until she meets Shado, an enigmatic tomboy from Khayalitsha, a township on the edge of Cape Town. Their budding relationship opens Asanda’s eyes to her potential queerness and also to a South Africa that is much different than the one she was raised in.
This feature, produced by Out In Africa, takes a look at South Africa through the lives and experiences of one queer Cape Town family.
Drama. 2015. South Africa. 76min. English, Xhosa and Afrikaans with English Subtitles. Directed by Catherine Stewart
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