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In a village in the region of Natal in South Africa, women are the guardians of the home. The absence of men, gone to work in Johannesburg or Durban, means that women organize life and work. Mazungu, Maxulu and Ganephi tell us how they deal with polygamy, the separation from their husbands, their relationships with other women, their in-laws and sometimes their lovers. This film, caught between pain and laughter, presents the everyday lives of Zulu women. It shows how love, friendship and jealousy spice up their lives of endless hard work.

Emmanuelle Bidou See his other films
Produced by : Nicolas Blanc
Company : EX NIHILO
Coproduced by : FRANCE 5

Genre : documentary
Duration : 52 min
Year of production : 2002
Available Versions : VF, VA

International sales : Doc & Film international

TV distribution : Doc & Film international

TV Diffusion : 29/01/2004

Awards :
Festival Vues d'Afrique: Mention spéciale du jury. Festival Médias Nord-Sud: Mention spéciale.

Festival selections :
Etats généraux du film documentaire, Lussas, 2003. Rencontres du film documentaire "Traces de vie", Vic-Le-Comte, 2003. Festival international du film, Amiens, 2003. Festival Panafricain du cinéma et de la télévision, Ouagadougou, 2003. Festival Vues d'Afrique, Montréal, 2004. Festival Médias Nord-Sud, Genève, 2003.

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