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Thato
Thato

Thato

I have known Thato all my life. When their first child died, she found out that she and her husband are HIV positive. She invited me to be with her, as her second child was born.

Production Details

Director: Teboho Edkins
Documentary, 27’ min (completion: April 2011), Lesotho
Production: STEPS for the Future, South Africa/ dffb Germany

Distribution Details

Screenings selection

  • Premiered April 2011, Visions du Réel Film festival in Nyon
  • 39th Festival de Cine de Huesca
  • Etats Generaux du Film Documentaire n° 23 Lussas, France
  • 10th Asiana International Short Film Festival, South Korea
  • Over 20 International Film Festival so far

Awards

  • Best short film at MujerDOC in Spain 2012
  • Television: RTBF, 2014

Teboho Edkins

Teboho Edkins was born in the USA in 1980 and grew up mainly in Lesotho, South Africa but also in Germany. He studied Fine Art at the University of Cape Town, followed by a 2-year post-graduate residency at le Fresnoy, studio national des arts contemporains in France and then a post-graduate film directing programme at the dffb film academy in Berlin.

2013: Gangster Backstage 38’min
2011: Gangster Project 54’ min
2011: Thato 27’ 35” min
2008: Kinshasa 2.0, 11’07” min
2006 – 2007: Gangster Project 1, 7’30” min
2005: True Love, 28’ min
2005: Looking Good, 47’ min
2004: Ask Me I'm Positive, 48’ min

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