Portrait of a Young Man Drowning

Director: Teboho Mahlatsi
Country: South Africa
Year: 1998
Running Time: 11 min.
Language: English

In a tough urban township, a killer seeks redemption and finds that his community is not willing to accept his desire to change.

With his side bleeding, a man called Shadow limps through a black and white landscape of burned out buildings, funeral processions, and memories that are in color. He wants to bathe, to clean his wound, but he finds no one willing to let him use their water.