Experiencing Interruptions?


What do mothers do when they experience abrupt loss? “uNOBUNTU”, is a portrait of the quintessential, post-millennial South African family; a devoted daughter helps her mother fulfil her life-long dream of publishing a treasured 40-year-old manuscript. This story of hope, and triumph, goes against the backdrop of prevailing stereotypes about the culture of literacy in Africa. Instead, it lifts a contextual, hidden narrative about black women writing their lives into existence and subsequently shaping intellectual traditions.

  • Khanyo Mjamba
  • Meekaaeel Adam
  • Sihle-isipho Nontshokweni
  • Sihle-isipho Nontshokweni
  • Nombeko Princess Nontshokweni
    Key Cast
  • Sisanda Nontshokweni
    Key Cast
  • Sichumile Nontshokweni
    Key Cast
  • Sihle-isipho Nontshokweni
    Key Cast
  • Athenkosi Nontshokweni
    Key Cast
  • Ntombizifikile Ngambu
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    60 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 20, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    South Africa
  • Country of Filming:
    South Africa
  • Shooting Format:
    4K UHD
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Silicon Valley African Film Festival
    United States
    October 20, 2022
    SVAFF Premiere
    Special Recognition
  • Cannes: Pavillion Afriques
    May 17, 2023
    Cannes Premiere of uNobuntu
  • Paris
    South Africa
    March 5, 2023
    Unesco Africa Celebration Week
Director Biography - Khanyo Mjamba, Meekaaeel Adam

KHANYO is a film professional and entrepreneur based in Cape Town, South Africa. He is the co-founder of Gaba Media where he oversees all the development and distribution activities, as well as branded content production for a variety of local and international brands. He serves as writer, producer and/or director on a variety of productions in the film and TV space. He also sits on advisory panels at the National Film and Video Foundation. He first cut his teeth in the industry at Big World Cinema under Steven Markovitz where he ran a variety of projects in their Marketing and Distribution Department. He is an alumnus of the Realness Episodic Lab, Southern African Locarno Industry Academy (SALIA), European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs (EAVE) and the Berlinale Market Studio.

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