NECKTIE YOUTH

By Sibs SHONGWE-LA MER

WHITMAN PICTURES INDEPENDENT - as PROD

Black comedy - Completed 2014

" Growing up is traumatic sometimes "

Festivals
& Awards

Berlinale 2015
Panorama
Tribeca FF 2015
nominated best film/ special mention
Sydney 2015
AFI 2015
Breakthrough
Durban 2015
Best Director/ Best Film
Paris Coproduction Village 2017
Projects in Development
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Black comedy, Art - Culture, First film
    • Countries
    • SOUTH AFRICA, NETHERLANDS
    • Languages
    • AFRIKAANS, ENGLISH, ZULU
    • Duration
    • 80 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Sibs SHONGWE-LA MER
    • Writer(s)
    • Sibs SHONGWE-LA MER
    • Producer(s)
    • Gijs KERBOSCH (100% HALAL PRODUCTIONS BV)
    • Synopsis
    • On the anniversary of the violent Soweto Youth Uprising of June 16th 1976, an affluent group of adolescent friends living in the city of Johannesburg, South Africa are shocked by the live streamed suicide of a young girl in her parent's family home. A year and some months after the incident, two disillusioned new generation Zulu youths, Jabz and his best friend September rummage through the sleepy manicured northern suburbs of Johannesburg in search of answers, drugs, distraction and salvation.