“Stop-nonsense”. noun - South African slang for a wall, usually a strong concrete wall that separates houses.
Working title of documentary: Somewhere over the “Stop-Nonsense”
Country: South Africa
Budget: R3 million or USD $220 000 or €195 400
Company: The Good Black Project (Pty) LTD
Length: 90 - 110 minutes
Project Stage: End of development
Director: Milisuthando Bongela (first time director)
Producers: Marion Isaacs and Batana Vundla
Director of Photography: Motheo Moeng
Editor: Hankyeol Lee
Genre: Personal Essay, Historical Perspective & Contemporary Politics
Funding Support: The National Film and Video Foundation Development Fund; The Hot Docs Blue Ice Fund and the film won the IDFA Prize “Most Promising Documentary” at the 2018 Durban International Film Festival
Seeking: Production and Post Production funds
Logline: Somewhere over the “Stop-Nonsense” is a coming-of-age personal essay documentary in which Milisuthando - a black South African born and raised during apartheid but who had no idea about it until it was over - examines how blacks and whites became neighbours under new laws after 342 years of racial segregation when apartheid ended in 1994.
Synopsis: This story is an invitation into a child's memories of one of the most profound political events of the 20th century - the end of apartheid in South Africa - and its aftermath on the kids who inherited a new, hope filled but racially troubled country. After apartheid, who peeked over the “stop-nonsense” to embrace “the other” and who built higher walls? What kind of society are we as a result of our racial norms?