Pablo Pinedo / 81’ / 2016 / Sudáfrica

Direction: Pablo Pinedo
Production: EveryWhere Films
Cinematography: Pablo Pinedo

Nomaliphathwe Gwele is a young single mother of two children, one of whom is disabled. In the hope to improve her standard of living, she decides to join a group occupying a piece of land in order to build her own shack in the new slum, risking the prospect of violent evictions.

Pablo Pinedo is an award-winning Spanish filmmaker based in South Africa. His has worked mainly in fiction cinema so far, but over the last years he has directed a number of documentaries and he is currently exploring new narrative adventures. His last work, Noma, won the Amnesty International Durban Human Rights Award at the Durban International Film Festival on June 2016. In 2013, he was one of the selected emerging filmmakers at the IDFA Academy. He spent several years in Italy, working on cinema and researching about the Italian neo-realism. Part of his filmography includes: In Vino Veritas (Short Doc.), 2015; Sizobalwa (Short Doc), 2014 [Special mention at the Human Rights Film Festival of Bogota]; and Si Vis Pacem Parabellum (short-film), 2004