LEFU – THE FUNERAL
• Directed by Omelga Mthiyane
• Produced by Algemo Films and STEPS, 09:33 minutes, 2020
When Mpho Molotsi loses his mother to Covid-19, he is devastated to lose
not only his closest relative, but also a confidant. The film is a portrait of
final goodbyes, and follows Mpho and his family as they make final rites
amidst the regulatory restrictions for burials during Covid-19.
ISSUES: Loss and grief, burials, COVID-19 regulations, cultural practices.