Ped Mall -Scene 1 Tue, Apr 23, 2019 6:00 PM
Event Info
Dialogue:post screening dialogue.
Series Info
Series:Bijou Film Forum
HIV/AIDS - 30 Years
Film Info
Runtime:105 minutes
Director:Oliver Schmitz
Year Released:2010
Production Country:South Africa
Language:Southern Sotho


Part of Bijou Film Forum; presented in partnership with HIV/AIDS: Thirty Years and Beyond, a four-day reflection on HIV/AIDS, marking the 30th anniversary of care at the University of Iowa AIDS Clinic.

FREE for students, present student ID at box office/ $5 for the general public

"About deep human emotions, evoked with sympathy and love."  - Roger Ebert

Just after the death of her newly-born sister, Chanda, 12 years old, learns of a rumor that spreads like wildfire through her small, dust-ridden village near Johannesburg. It destroys her family and forces her mother to flee. Sensing that the gossip stems from prejudice and superstition, Chanda leaves home and school in search of her mother and the truth. Introduced by Professor Marie Kruger, Dept. of English. Post-screening discussion presented by the Bijou Film Board.