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Lindi, a retired singer (inspired by Miriam Makeba) looks back at her life when the remains of a murdered apartheid-era policeman, Kobus, turn up 60 years after the massacre in Sharpeville. But how much will Lindi reveal about what happened to Kobus? 1960, which opened the 2022 Durban International Film Festival and also won the award for best South African feature film, takes the audience back to a tragic time in South African history. Through the rich characters and wonderful nostalgic music performed in the jazz clubs of Sophiatown, the film humanises the suffering of the time and makes for compelling watching. Despite Lindi’s rise to fame, she remains haunted by the trauma of her youth.


Michael Mutombo, King Shaft


Bruce Retief


Michael Mutombo


Zandile Madliwa, Sanda Shandu, Ivy Nkutha, Anele Matoti, Pumeza Rashe-Matoti, Clyde Berning, Chris Gxalaba,

Director Statement

“1960 is a story filled with passion – a passion for life, for family and for freedom. Lindi succeeds in defying the odds and finding fame and fortune. However, underpinning her success is a huge secret that she will carry with her for over 40 years.”

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