Defying the law, three Zulu boys escape their harsh township lives through the joy of surfing. Overcoming his traditional fear of the water, Otelo Buthelezi discovers a natural talent, finding freedom on the waves. But in the turmoil of a country on the cusp of change, he is dragged down into a spiral of jealousy and violence. As Nelson Mandela finally walks free, Otelo must choose between two worlds. Otelo Burning is based on real events. It is a moving drama of courage, love, betrayal and hope.
Official Site: www.oteloburning.com
Director: Sara Blecher
Writer: James Whyle and Sara Blecher
Cast: Thomas Gumede, Jafta Mamabolo, Tshepang Mohlomi and Nolwazi Shange
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