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Short Films

MY FATHER THE MOVER

Year 2019
Runtime 13 mins
Language Afrikaans
Subtitles English Subtitles
Canadian Premiere
Streaming Information
  • Online Only
  • Availability: Full Festival

This short film is included in the following package(s): SHORTS PACKAGE: FAMILY AFFAIR, SHORTS PACKAGE: BEST OF SHORTS


MY FATHER THE MOVER is the winner of the 2020 CIFF Best Documentary Short Film Award.

Alatha is bound by the loss of her mother and seems unable to break free from her pain. With the help of her father The Mover, she slowly begins to join his dance classes and starts to heal her broken heart.

Using a unique type of African electronic "Gqom" dance, Altha's father helps kids in the township of Khayelitsha, South Africa, to transcend the grips of poverty, drugs, and abuse and realize that if they work and dance hard they can be whoever they want to be.

MY FATHER THE MOVER invites you on an exploration of Gqom dance and movement to ignite your own sense of freedom while introducing you to the crucial work of Stoan Move Galela and his United Township Dancers.

Countries

South Africa
Awards
Best Documentary Short - Tribeca Film Festival 2020
Festivals
Tribeca Film Festival 2020, Indy Short Film Festival 2020, Palm Springs International ShortFest 2020
Director
Julia Jansch
Executive Producer
Julia Jansch, James Matthes, Sheila Nevins
Producer
Mandilakhe Yengo, Julia Jansch
Screenwriter
Julia Jansch
Cinematographer
Ross Hiller
Editor
Tricia Holmes
Music
James Matthes
Cast
Stoan Move Galela, Alatha Galela