Siphos’ brother a hero of the resistance has just died in exile and is being brought back home by his niece, Mandisa, where plans are been made to bury him. Sipho’s daughter, Thando works as a translator at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Hearings and like most South African daughters is deeply respectful of her father, in stark contrast to the strong willed and forthright Mandisa.
Mandisa eventually arrives from the United Kingdom with an urn containing her father’s ashes.
Sipho is outraged as the absence of a physical body completelyupsets all the funeral arrangements…
and worst of all angers the ancestral spirits! Amidst the crisis, Sipho then receives the devastating news that he has failed in securing the post of Chief Librarian after 43 years of long service. Sipho experiences deep inner turmoil and laments the fact that his brother is hailed a hero of the resistance whilst he is systematically side-lined. Sipho harbours ‘deep secrets about the truth of his brothers’ role in the ‘struggle’ and his wife’s inﬁdelity – the story culminates to a powerful conclusion as Sipho ﬁnally reveals all. A deeply moving and cathartic ﬁlm viewing experience.