• Emmanuelle Bidou
  • Documentary
  • 2002
  • 52 min

In a village in the region of Natal in South Africa, women are the guardians of the home. The absence of men, gone to work in Johannesburg or Durban, means that women organize life and work. Mazungu, Maxulu and Ganephi tell us how they deal with polygamy, the separation from their husbands, their relationships with other women, their in-laws and sometimes their lovers. This film, caught between pain and laughter, presents the everyday lives of Zulu women. It shows how love, friendship and jealousy spice up their lives of endless hard work.

  • Ex Nihilo
  • Nicolas Blanc
  • FRANCE 5
International seller Doc & Film international