South African executive Zwelethu Radebe’s short film, The Hangman has packed away another worldwide honor.
It won Best Foreign Film at the 22nd yearly LA Shorts International Film Festival.
The celebration is the longest running in Los Angeles and positions among the most lofty and biggest global short film celebrations on the planet.
About his win Zwelethu composed on Instagram: “God is great.”
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The Hangman is a short film that explores the broken relationship between a father and son.
When the truth of his father’s disappearance is brought to the surface on the eve of his execution, Khetha, a prison warder working in The Gallow’s death-row prison in Pretoria, South Africa 1989 must either choose forgiveness or live forever with regret of failing to accept the truth.
The film has won numerous awards:
Zanzibar International Film Festival – Best Short Film, Ousmane Sembene Award
Durban International Film Festival – Best South African Short Film
Discover.Film Festival – Best in Fest, Best International Drama, Best Cinematography
Best of International Short Films Festival – Silver Main Jury Award, Best Young Jury Award
Afrika Filmfestival – The Silvern Yamfa Award
Shnit International Film Festival – Best Short Film
Jozi Film Festival – Best Short Fiction Film
Eko International Film Festival – Best Short Film, Best Actor.