Sifa

War and ongoing violence force eight-year-old Sifa and her family to flee their home in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The documentary recounts the family’s harrowing journey on foot to South Africa, where they are taken in as refugees. Their struggle to survive in a country known for its xenophobia is movingly recounted. Sifa is helped to deal with her trauma and isolation after joining a youth group and starting to share her story. Sifa, which means “powerful,” is now a law student in Cape Town, and an impressive advocate for refugee rights. She firmly believes the only way out of poverty is through education.

Screening

Online from Mon 16 May

Director

Jean-Paul Moodie

Cast

Sifa

Producer

Jean-Paul Moodie

The journey of a spirited young African refugee and her family, who flee war and attempt to make a new life in South Africa.

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