Protect the Nation

Protect the Nation
Director: Candice R. Reisser

Germany, drama, 2010, 16:04 min

In the spring of 2008, a shocking wave of xenophobic attacks against foreign immigrants spread across South Africa, leading to the deaths of sixty-two people and the displacement of over 40,000. Protect the Nation is a humble and tender look inside the struggles of a community and the consequences of greed, miscommunication and hate. When faced with the unexpected kindness of a stranger, a young boy begins to question himself. Does he have the courage to do what's right?

Section: Short film program “Expanded Glimpses“

Screenplay: Candice R. Reisser

Dir. of Photography: Matthias Reisser

Music: Candice R. Reisser

Cast: Treasure Bulose, Allen Cebekhulu, Thabo Mbatha, Jerry Mofokeng, Wright Ngubeni