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"Walls of Leila" - Love Story Between Cape Malay Girl & African American Boy Set In Cape Town

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act April 4, 2012 at 12:00PM

Courtesy of our friends at Africa Is A Country:
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Walls of Leila

Courtesy of our friends at Africa Is A Country:

Filmmaker Amirah Tajdin and her producer sister Wafa Tajdin are currently working on their first feature, titled “Walls of Leila,” and are running a Kickstarter campaign to help launch their production. For two young, clearly talented filmmakers, this is a film project worth backing... The film is described as “… a love story set in Cape Town South Africa that chronicles the life of Leila, a young Cape Malay girl who falls in love with an American boy, Derek, who happens to be black. When the intricacies and prejudices of race and religion (which are still very prominent in postcolonial Cape Town) throw Leila off balance, she finds herself forced to make difficult decisions as well as questioning her own degree of prejudice. She is ultimately caught between breaking the hearts of her family and/or her lover.”

I like the look and feel of the teaser below, even though it's a rough piece the filmmakers are using to give you a glimpse at their vision for the film they intend to make; I'm curious to see what develops here.

So watch the pitch below and if you're moved to action, click within the Kickstarter widget underneath the video to make your contribution. As of this post, they've raised $965 of the $17,000 campaign goal, with 37 days left.


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