Sea change: SA short film rides the wave of success

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Sea change: SA short film rides the wave of success

Award-winning SA short film is a heartwarming antidote to long pandemic

Senior features writer

The recent SA winner of the biggest competition for short films in the world is an antidote to the global heartbreak wrought by the Covid pandemic.

Amanzi Olwandle (“water of the sea”) tells the story of Avuyile “Avo” Ndamase and his brother when they were young, playing in rivers and surfing their home break at Port St Johns on the Wild Coast. The day after his 15th birthday, Zama died in a shark attack.

Director and editor Timothy Hay (https://hellmot.com/home/) and surfer-turned-storyteller Ndamase have spun a cinematic story that shows the power of the ocean to heal and revive the spirit...

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