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The Resource The mothers' house, by Francois Verster, (electronic resource)

The mothers' house, by Francois Verster, (electronic resource)

Label
The mothers' house
Title
The mothers' house
Statement of responsibility
by Francois Verster
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Astonishingly intimate, this festival film is a record of four years in the life of Miche, a charming and precocious teenager growing into womanhood in a township outside Cape Town. She has to face not only life in a "colored" community beset by gangsterism and drug abuse, but also the toughness and anger within her own family : three generations of women who have survived the struggle against Apartheid, the lack of supportive men, the threat of HIV and dim prospects for a better life.The film is honest without being maudlin. Miche is in many ways an ordinary high school girl: she has her ears pierced for the first time, hosts her first dancing party, and finds her first boyfriend. But having to bear responsibility for her HIV positive mother, and the well-being of her younger siblings ,forces her to be strong beyond her years. When the pressure becomes too great she leaves home, but finally realizes the love that binds them, and returns
Awards note
  • African Film Festival, Cologne, 2006
  • Best Documentary, Cape Town World Cinema Festival, 2005
  • HotDocs, Toronto, 2006
  • One World Festival, Prague, 2006
  • Silverdocs, 2006
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Verster, François
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
Runtime
76
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Youth
  • South Africa
Target audience
general
Label
The mothers' house, by Francois Verster, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1650498
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1650498/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (77 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210466
  • (OCoLC)747798543
Video recording format
other
Label
The mothers' house, by Francois Verster, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1650498
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1650498/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (77 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210466
  • (OCoLC)747798543
Video recording format
other

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