Uncovered - Durban International Film Festival
Company: Hilton Arts Festival
THIS IS A FREE EVENT AND IS NOT TICKETED.
GO DIRECTLY TO LECTURE THEATRE B IN THE GRINDROD BANK THEATRE BUILDING. SEATING WILL BE ALLOCATED ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS.
South Africa, 2019,
Director: Zuko Nodada
Cast: Fezile Makhanya, Nqobile Nunu Khumalo, Thandeka Nodala, Sthandiwe Kagorage, Sorisha
Naidoo, Rob Hobbs
Aluta’s life is going well. She works for mining magnate Frank Drake who has been a surrogate father
to her since her parents were killed when she was a child, while her surrogate mother, Nomusa Muthambi, is running to be the first female president of the Republic of South Africa. The only fly in her ointment is her sister Pumla – a tenacious journalist with a history of mental health problems. Pumla
is convinced that Frank Drake is involved in some kind of conspiracy when he announces his plans
to sell his mine to the local community. Aluta refuses to believe Pumla until she unwittingly witnesses her being murdered in her own home. But when the police rule the murder a suicide, Aluta knows it’s a cover-up. Desperate to find out who murdered her sister, she picks up where Pumla left off in her investigation into Frank Drake and his mine. What she discovers changes her life forever and goes all the way to the highest level of government. Uncovered is a gripping thriller set against the compromised political reality of post–apartheid South Africa.