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The Mothers' House accepted for Docupolis 2007 and 1001 Documentary Film Festival in Istanbul

The Mothers' House (76min) Credits listed below

Described as astonishingly intimate, emotionally overwhelming and sometimes shocking, THE MOTHERS’ HOUSE is a record of four years in the life of Miché, a charming, precocious yet troubled teenage girl growing into womanhood in post-Apartheid South Africa. Living with her mother and grandmother in Bonteheuwel, a “coloured” township outside Cape Town, she has to face not only life in a community troubled by gangsterism and drug abuse, but also what it means to break the unbearable cycle of emotional and physical violence imprisoning her own family. THE MOTHERS’ HOUSE gives the viewer a powerful insight into three generations of women striving to untie the knots that bind and to find peace and love amongst all the hurt and anger within their community and themselves.

Directed by Francois Verster
Produced by Luna Films/Undercurrent Films
In association with:
SABC2, Open Society Foundation, National Film and Video Foundation, Sundance Documentary Fund, Fonds Images Sud


Director : Francois Verster
Producer : Neil Brandt
Editor : Peter Neal
Music : Peter Coyte
Associate Producer : Lucinda Englehart
Camera : Francois Verster
Additional Camera : Brian Wengrofsky, Richard Kruger
Edit Consultant : Per K Kirkegaard
Online Editor : Steve Mannering
Final Mix : Stef Albertyn
Production Manager : Yasser Booley
Edit Assistance : Minette Williams
: Björn Johansen
: Bonita van Wyk
: Elsa Glenn
: Luke Younge
Production Assistance : Parmjit Kaur Bachas
: Marlon Jacobs
: Lara Taylor
: Andrea Pienaar
: Janni Younge
: Stefan Blank
: André Morgan
Security : Thurston Moses
: Abu Bak’r Isaacs
Accounts : Carmen Rosa