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tsoseng which means ‘wake yourself up’ paints a compelling portrait of a young man who is desperate for change, but does not know how to achieve it.

Omphile Molusi’s Itsoseng directed by Lesedi Job looks at the fortunes and misfortunes of a South African township before and after the “miracle” of the new democracy in 1994. Itsoseng was part of the Bophuthatswana homeland, led by Lucas Mangope and set up by the apartheid government. During the 1980s, the township enjoyed the fruits of Mangope’s regime, never knowing how these fruits had been harvested. Since then, it has been  neglected – its people forgotten and its infrastructure never rebuilt.

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