Don’t F— With Me, I have 51 Brothers and Sisters

 

Director: Dumisani Phakathi
Country: South Africa
Year: 2004
Running Time: 86 min.
Language: English and Zulu

This film is the story of Dumisani’s epic journey to find his 51 siblings and come to terms with the loss of his father as a child. Critics have compared this film to jazz music with bursts of joy and pain that allow the viewer to feel the family’s triumph over loss and longing. This film is as much the story of South Africa in search of its origins as it is Dumisani’s.