PUSHA PRESSA PHANDA
Pusha Pressa Phanda is a dissection of freedom. Taking place in one day the film follows street youth Mandisa as she struggles to obtain medication and sanitary pads for her sister who is under her care. Faced with numerous obstacles along the way, Mandisa represents the struggle inherently facing women in their relentless pursuit for survival. Traversing the JHB CBD streets in order to find materials to recycle in exchange for money, Mandisa faces the brutality of the city’s underworld all for a basic need. Topical and thought provoking the film aims to explore the narrative of endurance in an unforgiving landscape, challenging perceptions of societal norms and interrogating what has become dysfunctionally permissible in the existence of a woman’s narrative viewed in the microcosm of a day in her life.
Directed By: Dick d'vLz Reubïn (Richard Lukunku)
Produced By: Layla Swart, Siv Ngesi (Executive Producer), Wandi Nzimande (Executive Producer)
Written By: Dick d'vLz Reubïn (Richard Lukunku)
Key Cast: Tsholo Maseko, Thapelo Sebogodi, Ntando Ncube, Thembi Msiza, Ian Roberts, Clyde Berning, Lemogang Tsipa, Joe Kazadi, Carlo Radebe, Tessa Twala
Country: South Africa