By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act June 11, 2014 at 10:27AM
Check out this visually-striking, award-winning South African short film titled "Bomlambo - Those of the Water," from director Zwelesizwe Ntuli, which tells a 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 essentially feared, respected and loved ancestral spirits, semi-deities that dwell in the water. Some believe that they take physical form, while others say they only visit in dreams, and others, that they are shape-shifting spirits.
The film stars Thembalethu Brian Mncube and Nomsa Makhubu.
It's a lovely 24-minute short film which I appreciated; Something to get you moving on this hump day morning (cloudy and cool if you're on the east coast).
Watch it below: