Thank you for the enthusiastic response we had to our webinar in November with the teams from The Letter Reader and Mirror, Mirror: Cati Weinek and Sibusiso Khuzwayo from The Ergo Company and Cait Pansegrouw and Sandulela Asanda Biyana from Urucu Media. A written summary of the session is available on our website
Please save the date for our second IPO Short Film Webinar with the team from the SAFTA award-winning Address Unknown: Dominique Jossie (producer) and Nadine Cloete (director).
Thursday 10 February 2022 at 2-3pm
RSVP and any other queries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address Unknown was inspired by the true story of Zain Young, a former postman and resident of District Six and written by former journalist and anti-apartheid activist Anton Fisher who approached Cloete about directing the story. Cloete and Fisher met with many former District Six residents while researching for the film. Producer Dominique Jossie says: “This is the first short film set in District Six and represents our heritage as Coloured people. Although the area is now lost, through the film we have been able to bring it back. … My grandparents lived in District Six and they have shared many stories about their life there, so I am glad that I can pass these on”.
For the letters that didn’t get delivered, he had to write on them ‘address unknown’.
The postman Joey is traumatized when the apartheid government destroys his diverse community after declaring it a Whites Only area. Amidst this destruction Joey is determined to find his childhood friend Ebie.
Genre: Drama Year: 2020
Duration: 24m Audio: Afrikaans
Cast: Stefan Erasmus, Bianca Flanders, Irshaad Ally