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How does a family move on after the death of a father? That is the question at the heart of South Africaʼs first Muslim film, a Comedy-Drama, in Afrikaaps.

Released Fri 14 May, 2021
Distributor:Indigenous Film DistributionIndigenous Film Distribution
Running time:107 (1h47')
Age restriction:13 L P

Family is a mouthful.

How does a family move on after the death of a father?

When matriarch Aisha Davids decides to accept a marriage proposal, she devises a plan to break the news to her four sons over Eid. The only problem is that her two eldest sons have been at loggerheads since their father passed away and refuse to be in the same room together.

Her big reveal is spoiled when the boys hear via the grapevine about their motherʼs pending nuptials and come together to voice their disapproval of the match. Now, itʼs up to Aisha, her fiancé, and her daughters-in-law to bring her sons around to her way of thinking using the one thing they can all agree on – barakat, an Arabic word meaning blessings.

Genre: Drama, Comedy
Cast: Vinette Ebrahim, Danny Ross, Mortimer Williams, Joey Rasdien, Keeno-Lee Hector, Quanita Adams, Bonnie Mbuli, June van Merch, Leslie Fong
Directed by: Amy Jephta
Screenplay: Amy Jephta, Ephraim Gordon
Music: Kyle Shepherd
Produced by: Ephraim Gordon
Language: Afrikaans
Subtitles: English
Country / Year: South Africa,  2021

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Hoe beweeg ʼn familie na die dood van ʼn vader aan? Dit is die vraag wat die kern vorm van Suid-Afrika se eerste Moslem-rolprent in Afrikaans.

Die rolprent is deur Amy Jephta geregisseer en deur Ephraim Gordon vervaardig – albei medestigters van die produksiemaatskappy PaperJet Films.

In die Kaaps-Maleierkultuur is ʼn barakat ʼn papiersak gevul met koeke, vrugte en lekkergoed wat aan vriende en bure uitgedeel word.