Director: Omelga Mthiyane

Institute History

  • 2004 Sundance Film Festival


More than eleven thousand people lost their lives to political violence in the province of KwaZulu in the decade preceding the demise of apartheid in South Africa. Countless more were displaced from their homes and communities. Home is the personal journey of first-time director Omelga Mthiyane as she documents her aunt's return to the home she was forced to abandon. In revisiting Bhambayi, the aunt confronts a painful past, while Mthiyane discovers how peace was achieved in this now vibrant, culturally diverse community. Home is a deeply moving film about the importance of memory, healing, and hope.

— Diane Weyermann

Screening Details

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