Artist Profile

Tebogo Malebogo

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Tebogo Malebogo is a UK-born writer, director and producer currently based in South Africa. His most recent film, Mthunzi, premiered at the Locarno Film Festival and the New York Film Festival in 2019. It was also awarded the Special Jury Prize at AFI Fest, and the Bronze Tanit at the Carthage Film Festival. The film went on to be screened at more than 25 festivals around the world including SXSW, Palm Springs International ShortFest, and the Chicago International Film Festival, before having its online premiere on Le Cinéma Club. Heaven Reaches Down To Earth is his second short film.

Featured Work

Heaven Reaches Down to Earth

2020, NARRATIVE, 10', 4:3 / 2:35.1, SESOTHO, ISIZULU & ENGLISH LANGUAGE

We find Heaven Reaches Down to Earth at a crossroads of emerging stories: queerness in Africa, the traditional expectations of men within those African cultures, and the isolation that many of us find ourselves currently dealing with, as seen through the experiences of two young men, Tau and Tumelo. The film serves as a snapshot of a moment in which Tau’s realisation of his sexual orientation acts as an accelerant that sets Tumelo on his own journey.

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