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Scene from MEANWHILE IN MAMELODI (photo © Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg)

Extension 11 - one of many districts in the Mamelodi township in South Africa. Welcome to the "shack side". Running water, electricity and paved roads are nowhere to be found. But even here there is of course daily life, which the Mtsweni family masters with routine and ingenuity. Father Steven puts all his energy into his small kiosk located in the township, thus keeping his family afloat and enabling his children an education. His daughter "Mosquito" is fighting her way through the confusion of puberty and dreams of a career as a professional footballer or paleontologist. Born in 1993, during the abolition of apartheid, she is part of a new generation that believes in the chance of a career and a better life. Will the 2010 Soccer World Cup hosted in their country have an impact on the daily life of the family?

A portrait of a family made up of two South African generations, their hopes, disappointments, dreams and realities.
Genre Society
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2011
Director Benjamin Kahlmeyer
Cinematography Stefan Neuberger
Producer Boris Frank
Production Companies Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Jolle Film/Ludwigsburg, in co-production with SWR
Runtime 75 min
Format HD, color, 16:9
Dubbed Versions German
Festivals San Francisco 2012, Hot Docs Toronto 2012, Planete Doc 2012, Guanajuato 2012
Awards HBO Documentary Films Emerging Artist Award Hot Docs Toronto 2012
With backing from MFG Baden-Württemberg

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