docLOVE East London: Lobola: A Bride’s True Price

docLOVE East London: Lobola: A Bride’s True Price

docLOVE East London: Lobola: A Bride’s True Price

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

docLOVE East London: Lobola: A Bride’s True Price

18th August 2023 @ 14:30 - 16:30

Please join the DFA’s Doclove and Rhodes JMS for a special screening of Lobola: A Bride’s True Price directed by DFA member Sihle Hlophe in East London.
March 2014. Filmmaker Sihle Hlophe has just gotten engaged. A few days later, her father passes away. Sihle is in a serious fix – who will receive the Lobola now that her father is no more? Sihle respects Lobola but she has reservations about the transactional, patriarchal and heteronormative elements of the practise. In an eff ort to learn more about Lobola before making her final decision, Sihle attends the Lobola ceremonies of three other couples. After years of vacillating, Sihle comes to an important realisation – Lobola is not just about uniting two families. It is also about honouring the ancestors of those two families. What will her final decision be? Will she turn her back on Lobola or will she embrace it?

Details

Date:
18th August 2023
Time:
14:30 - 16:30

Organizer

DocFilmSA
Email
hello@docfilmsa.com
View Organizer Website

Venue

Cortex Hub
33 Church Street,
East London, Eastern Cape
+ Google Map
View Venue Website