23 MAY — 02 JUNE 2024

23 MAY — 02 JUNE 2024

Love, Your Neighbour

Jethro Westraad

South Africa / Hungary / Portugal / Belgium
2023, 8'

Amid the pandemic, we visited the neighbours of a community full of gates where the only way to meet is through closed gates, intercoms or a WhatsApp group. A cheeky look at what makes us afraid of the other. 

In Durban, South Africa, a neighbourhood resists the isolation imposed by the lockdown through a WhatsApp group, created to establish a collective surveillance network.  What begins as a digital support network quickly turns into a platform for unrelated chatter, hate speech and conspiracy theories, particularly concerning their common enemy: a species of small primates, the Vervet monkeys. In this humorous documentary, the director tries to get to know his neighbour in a community of tiny fortresses where their kings and queens speak, and lurk, behind intercoms. (Joana Mosi)

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PREMIERE TYPE
National
ORIGINAL TITLE
Love, Your Neighbour
LANGUAGE
English
SUBTITLES
Portuguese
SCRIPT
Jethro Westraad
SOUND
Jethro Westraad
EDITING
Jethro Westraad
PRODUCER
Jethro Westraad
PRODUCTION
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