Sincerely Yours / Wa ‘n Wina

Director: Dumisani Phakathi
Countries: South Africa
Year: 2001
Running Time: 52 min.
Language: English, Sotho, and Zulu

sincerely yours

The filmmaker returns to his old neighborhood in Soweto and engages with friends to discuss relationships. As his subjects talk intimately about street realities and the ways they cope with their hardships, the film reveals the gap between life and AIDS campaigns that often talk past the people they try to address.

About the Director

Dumisani Phakathi

Biography: Dumisani Phakathi, aka Malo 8, is a Soweto-born director of television, films and commercials. Phakathi has collaborated with notable media organizations BBC, Arte and TV2 Denmark. Phakathi has received additional praise including a special mention at Toronto Film Festival, a Forum Selection at Berlin Film Festival and a Best Director award at Montecatini Film Festival. Waiting for Valdez, a short film produced for MNET, garnered a great deal of support and attention early on in his career.
Some of Phakathi’s latest works include An Old Wives Tale and Don’t F!@# with Me I Have 51 Brothers and Sisters (2005).

(Sources:
– TEDxSoweto, http://www.tedxsoweto.co.za/dumisani-phakathi/
– IMDB, http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1041196/)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
An Old Wife’s Tale (2003)
Christmas with Granny (2003)
Sincerely Yours / Wa ‘N Wina (2003, 2009);
Waiting for Valdez (2005);
Don’t F*** with Me, I Have 51 Brothers and Sisters (2007).

Filmography:
An Old Wife’s Tale (1999)
Christmas with Granny (2001)
Ho era Rona (2002);
Sincerely Yours/ Wa ‘N Wina (2002);
Waiting for Valdez (2003);
Don’t F*** with Me, I Have 51 Brothers and Sisters (2005);
Nomzamo (TV series, 2006);
Jozi-H (TV series, 2006).