Movie Review: My Secret Sky
My secret sky follows the journey of two young children as they travel from their rural village to the city after their mother’s death. Thembi aims to fulfill her mothers dream, but it is only when she reaches out to her little brother that she begins to find her own dream. Izulu Lami/My Secret Sky is a new South African feature film, a story of hope about two young children who leave their rural homestead for the city when their mother dies, meeting up with other orphaned children, and ultimately triumphing over adversity through their courage and resilience.
Izulu Lami/My Secret Sky is a authentic African film from South Africa, in Zulu with English subtitles, directed by Madoda Ncayiyana, himself of a Zulu-speaking background and living in one of the country’s biggest African townships of KwaMashu, outside Durban. Izulu Lami/My Secret Sky explores the lives of children living without parents, due to being been orphaned by HIV/AIDS, a phenomenon which is increasingly prevalent in South Africa and throughout the continent.