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Homecoming

Narrative short
24 minutes / 2016
Director: Barbara Karuana
Country: South Africa
"TRAGEDY DESTROYS, LOVE HEALS." Homecoming tells the story of Sabelo, who returns home having left 5 years earlier following the death of his mother and the subsequent demise of his relationship with his "now" alcoholic father. Upon his "Homecoming", Sabelo finds that in his absence his father has 'gone off the rails' and this has ultimately led to the demise of the once prominent family owned tavern, The Thembalethu Bar. Sabelo needs to not only come to grips with trying to make the bar marvel once more, but also realises that in order for the bar to have any chance of success again, he needs to reconcile with his father.