LIFE IN PROGRESS
Irene Loebell | South Africa, Switzerland 2014 | 95 Min. | OmeU
Fatherless and under challenging living conditions, Tshidiso, Venter and Seipati are coming of age in a South African township. With his dance group TAXIDO, Jerry is keeping the youngsters away from the street. Wherever they perform, they are met with enthusiastic applause. Suddenly, there is hope of a dance career, of work, and of a better future. But back in their hovels the daily struggle and hardship prevails. And Jerry, demanding rigid discipline, is not making life any easier. But then the teenagers start to realize that life has more in store for them… 20 years after the end of apartheid, Life in Progress offers a unique insight into the lives of three teenagers from the first post-apartheid-generation living in the run-down township called Katlehong.