SHORT SCREENPLAY Reading: SIZWE, by Micharn Pollock

South Africa, a country of 57.5 million people has 4 million deaf or hard of hearing citizens. Wearing cloth face masks is now a prerequisite for any South African leaving their home. The silence in the deaf person’s world has just become more oppressing.

This is the story of Sizwe, a young, deaf girl from the rural Transkei in South Africa, and how an act of bravery takes her from being reliant on her Gogo (her grandmother) to being independent and capable in difficult times.South Africa, a country of 57.5 million people has 4 million deaf or hard of hearing citizens. Wearing cloth face masks is now a prerequisite for any South African leaving their home. The silence in the deaf person’s world has just become more oppressing.

This is the story of Sizwe, a young, deaf girl from the rural Transkei in South Africa, and how an act of bravery takes her from being reliant on her Gogo (her grandmother) to being independent and capable in difficult times.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Val Cole
Isaac/Pastor Joseph/Headman: Allan Michael Brunet
Ludwe/Old Man/Man/Male Nurse: Shawn Devlin
Principal/Policeman: Steve Rizzo
Thandi/Sizwe: Hannah Ehman
Qaqamba/Teacher/Old Woman: Kyana Teresa
Mary/Grandmothe/Middle Aged Woman/Female Nurse: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Nothemba:- Allison kampf
——

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s