Lakutshon’ Ilanga (2022)

15 December 2022

Lakutshon’ Ilanga (2022)

The award-winning short film Lakutshon’ Ilanga (aka When the Sun Sets) tells the story of a young, Black nurse (SAFTA nominee Zikhona Bali from Is’Thunzi) in 1985 apartheid South Africa, who must face her worst fears when she learns that her activist, younger brother (AMAA nominee Aphiwe Mkefe from Surviving Gaza) may be in danger when he doesn’t return after school. Inspired by actual events.

Written and directed by Phumi Morare, Lakutshon’ Ilanga won the Student Academy Award, an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Short (Live Action), and HBO Short Film Award at the 2021 American Black Film Festival, with nominations at the BAFTA/LA Student Film Awards and the Durban International Film Festival.

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