Banele 37 01 b

Videos only available to registered users.

Banele (37 days) 01    00:07:02

Banele | Pleasure, Parental protection, Heritage, Siblings, Fathers

Banele is asleep on his couch next to dad. It is a public holiday and everyone, except mom, is at home. The nanny (referred to as "Auntie") and all other siblings are on the second couch, playing with dad’s phone. The two youngest sisters (both dad’s biological children) engage with him and are then sent to the couch, while dad instructs everyone where to sit. Dad talks to camera about his roles with the children, his struggles returning to work, and his feelings about bringing up his newest child as well as the other children. Dad emphasises that he feels good to be taking care of his child. While the interaction between Sizwe and the camera are initiated by Sizwe the filmmaker asks some questions which have been removed from the clip for purposes of time.

Everyone else speaks in whispers.

People you will meet:


Sihle Older Half-Sister

Siyabonga 1

Siyabonga Youngest Half-Brother


Sizwe Dad

Skhumbuzo 3

Skhumbuzo Oldest Half-Brother


Thando Oldest Sister


Zanele Youngest Sister

Related clips
Banele 37 days 02 b
Banele (37 days) 02 Separation, Presence/absence Loss Sibling Rivalry Siblings Fathers