Meokgo and the Stickfighter (Sekalli le Meokgo)
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Meokgo and the Stickfighter (Sekalli le Meokgo)
This short fantasy drama by South African director Teboho Mahlatsi draws both on traditional African folklore and on Mozart's The Magic Flute, telling the story of a solitary stickfighter named Kgotso, who lives in the mountains near a village. It is whispered by the villagers that his mother died in childbirth, and that the healer who raised him also died when he was only eight, bequeathing him a concertina, which he plays to bring about his only joy in life. Hired by the farmers to protect their sheep, Kgotso amuses himself during his watch by playing his beloved instrument, until one… More