Martine and Thandeka

Director: Xoliswa Sithole
Country: South Africa
Year: 2008
Running Time: 24 min.
Language: English and Ndebele

Martine and Thandeka follows the stories of two women, one Congolese and one Zimbabwean, both caught up in the furor of the xenophobic attacks in South Africa and struggling to redefine their uncertain futures.

About the Director

Xoliswa Sithole

Biography: Xoliswa Sithole has acted in such films as Cry Freedom, Mandela, Fools, and Chikin Biznis. She has produced and researched several documentaries such as South Africa from Triumph to Transition and Nelson Mandela for CNN Prime Time, and the hit 13-part South African television series Real Lives. She has also produced and starred in Shouting Silent (2002), a documentary about female AIDS orphans. Currently she is producing a feature film written by renowned South African playwright Fatima Dike entitled The First South African.

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Shouting Silent (2002, 2011);
Martine and Thandeka (2009);
Zimbabwe’s Forgotten Children (2011);
Child of the Revolution (2016).

Filmography:
Shouting Silent (2002);
Martine and Thandeka (2008);
Zimbabwe’s Forgotten Children (2010);
Child of the Revolution (2005 – 2015).