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A 10-year-old South African orphan leaves his Zulu village to make his own life in the city... only to find no one will help him, except a formidable Indian woman.

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Cast overview:
Sihle Dlamini ...
Lucky Ntlantla
Jayashree Basavaraj ...
Padma (as Jayashree Basavra)
James Ngcobo ...
Jabulani
Vusi Kunene ...
Dumisani
Brenda Ngxoli ...
Lindiwe
Magdaline le Roux ...
Nellie
Mary Twala ...
Dudu
Mduduzi Mabaso ...
Bongile
Jabu Tshabalala ...
Sindile
Kavitha Siverpersad ...
Waitress
Yule Masiteng ...
Village elder
Ronnie Nyakale ...
Moli
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A 10-year-old South African orphan leaves his Zulu village to make his own life in the city... only to find no one will help him, except a formidable Indian woman.

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Sometimes luck has to be found.

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Difficult to Watch
18 June 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This story of a little boy, abandoned, left alone is hard to watch.

The ups and downs of humane actions on his behalf drives the plot. We think he is saved, but he is not. We feel inspired, then not. The flip flop of emotion is constant. So is the persistence of this little boy. He just never gives up!

I feel inspired by the boy. If you get your kids to watch this, they'd probably learn a lot, but with the subtitles and small amount of English language its probably hard for kids to watch.

One thing that is somewhat hard to believe, is the folks driving the boy all over the country at all hours. I find it inspiring, but unbelievable.

The real conditions of the world are shown. The shack, the apartments, and all.

I also found it very interesting how the grandma got custody to take care of the boy gathering a pension of sorts for it. Unbelievable!


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