BY SHAMAN MOMOH
Here is an award-winning South African short film titled Bomlambo – Those of the Water directed by Zwelesizwe Ntuli.
Bomlambo tells the story of a young Xhosa woman named Nobuntu who has a prophetic dream. She finds a young boy named Siphelele, washed up on shore, and believes that he is a gift from the Abantu Bomlambo – which directly translated means, “the people of the river”, and who are feared, respected and loved ancestral spirits, semi-deities that dwell in the water.
The 24-minute film stars Thembalethu Brian Mncube and Nomsa Makhubu.