Badimo Ba Mpitsa

A 2022 graduate project from AFDA Botswana, this film explores the religion of Ancestral Callings in Botswana that had reduces in popularity over the half a century of the country's independence. Conversations with Sangomas and Traditional Healer on their experience of this inherited faith and how they preserve it in the everchanging new age. Interviews decipher, if the ancestral calling a gift or are we enslaved to the spirits and ghosts of the forefathers. As bold words of every prominent traditional healer go, "you can never run from the calling."

  • Tshepiso Lindy Oshoma
  • Tshepiso Lindy Oshoma
  • Bontle Bafitlhile Mogotlhwane
  • Baagi Mogale
    Key Cast
  • Mpho Mogotsi
    Key Cast
  • Baba Gabolejwe
    Key Cast
  • Mothusi Pitshane
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Badimo Ba Mpitsa
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Student
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 20, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,477 USD
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  • Gaborone Screening
    January 4, 2022
    Gaborone Premier
Distribution Information
  • Bontle Mogotlhwane
    Sales Agent
    Country: Botswana
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Tshepiso Lindy Oshoma

A fresh out of school graduate who majored in writing and directing.This is my first project but I am currently working on two more reality tv shows.

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Director Statement

This documentary is one of the works I believe would provide an in-depth understanding of ancestral calling by using prominent traditional healer's experiences.