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Berlinale Shorts

The Tunnel

Der Tunnel

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Matabeleland, Zimbabwe, 1980s: Elizabeth, a young and talented storyteller arrives at a guerilla camp desperate for help: her life and the lives of the other villagers are in danger.
The soldiers demand a story so she spins them a tale, weaving fact with illusion. About her village, strangers and ghosts. About how her father dug a tunnel to the city and her journey to find him.
But reality is not so far behind and to save her village, Elizabeth will have to confront the truth.

South Africa 2009, 25 min


Jenna Bass


Sibulele Mlumbi
Finch Moyo
Patricia Matongo
Pakamisa Zwedala
Anthony Watterson