VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Zwelethu Radebe's Award-Winning Short Film, THE HANGMAN

Zwelethu Radebe's 30-minute short film, THE HANGMAN, won shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival's "Made in South Africa" Jury Award at the exciting finale event of the worldwide festival last night. Founded in Bern, Switzerland in 2003, shnit has become one of the world's biggest short film festivals, taking place simultaneously in eight cities, on five continents, over one weekend. This year marks the eighth shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival in Cape Town.

Radebe's THE HANGMAN is about a black prison warder faced with an impossible choice. The apartheid story, set in 1989, is one of an armed struggle against the systematic oppression of people of colour in South Africa. In the film, Radebe situates individual stories within the greater narrative of apartheid and uncovers personal struggles that individuals and different families experienced during this oppressive regime. The film explores identity, sacrifice and truth.

Watch the trailer for the award-winning film below!

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