Project Description


Nomaliphathwe Gwele represents much of South Africa’s post-partheid youth: impoverished and fed up. Unable to pay for the rent of a shack, he joins a land occupation and builds his own in the new village, risking violent evictions. As a single mother of two children, Noma is willing to find a safe haven where she can raise her children, including her blind little paraplegic. Shot in a beautiful black and white and with a strong neorealistic aesthetic, “Noma” captures a common struggle in South Africa which confronts a large segment of the population against the Government, the police and private companies that carry out the evictions. Stylistically innovative, the social realism of history brings us closer to the struggle for justice and dignity in a hostile environment.


81 Minutes

Production Company:

Everywhere Films


Pablo Pinedo Boveda


Pablo Pinedo Boveda


Sergi Dies

Festivals and Awards:

– Amnesty International Durban Human Rights Award; FIPA 2017 MIRADASDOC 2017; San Sebastián

– Human Rights Festival; Doc-Cevennes IFF

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