Private Project

UQalazile: I Know My Killers, Your Honour!

UQalazile is a 5 minute short documentary about a kind and faithful woman who was bewitched by her family members into a wheelchair. She knows this truth, but she cannot get justice because without proof, the law cannot serve justice - helplessly dependent and in every day pain - Qalazile is willing to forgive the family, but not because they asked her to.

  • Kwazikwenkosi Ntombela
  • Kwazikwenkosi Ntombela
    Umphefumulo, Slow Fruit
  • Kwazikwenkosi Ntombela
  • Qalazile Ntombela
    Key Cast
    "Qalazile Ntombela "
  • Samkelo Ntombela
    Key Cast
    "Samkelo Ntombela"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 7 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 15, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    30 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    South Africa
  • Country of Filming:
    South Africa
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Boston Media House
  • Simon “Mabhunu” Sabela Awards
    South Africa
    July 22, 2023
    Best Student Film (nomination)
Distribution Information
  • YouTube
    Country: Worldwide
Director Biography - Kwazikwenkosi Ntombela

Kwazikwenkosi Ntombela is a South African filmmaker born and bred in the deep rural of the country. She is Executive Director at Divine Voice Media, Screenwriter, Director , 2nd year Student and Budding Producer. Previous and current works include: The Hidden Crown: Writer, Durban Motion Pictures (2023 - ). Slow Fruit: Writer and Director, Divine Voice Media (2019- present). Traumas of Teachers: Writer and Director, Divine Voice Media, (2022 - present). UQALAZILE: Writer, Director, Producer and Editor, Student Documentary Film (2023). Umphefumulo: Writer and Director, Zinc Pictures/NFVF (2018).

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Director Statement

What makes this film special is that it’s about my mother - the most important human being in my life. Over the ten years since her illness, I’ve seen her happy and sad; laugh and cry and I’ve seen her walk and paralysed. I’ve seen her faith crumbled into despair and then back into endless prayers. This film is closest to my heart. I’m happy to have given a glimpse of her story - because I strongly believe she is not the only one who is accused and crucified, and I know she is not the last - which lands the story to eyes and ears that can relate. My dream is to make it bigger, allow the audience to reflect on social ills through the story of just one woman who has seen most of the world’s cruelty and unfairness.