A Sunday in the Vale of Tears
On the eve of her first period, Lwazi discovers she will inherit her grandmother Vatiswa’s empyrean Sangoma abilities. Unwittingly wrapped in this new ineffable world, Lwazi is determined to keep the event of her period a secret from her grandmother in an attempt to escape her inevitable transfiguration into womanhood and mysticism.
Director: Maxine Sibanda
Writer: Maxine Sibanda
Producer: Andrew St Maur
Production Designer: Milly White
Cinematographer: Toby Lloyd
'A Sunday in the Vale of Tears' is a short film funded in partnership with Amazon Prime Video and the NFTS. The film was shot across four days, on location in Slough, Amersham and Dinton Country Park.