Cape Town, South Africa
In hardly any other city of the world can poverty and wealth be found as
close together. When The Mountain Meets Its Shadow tells the stories
of Ashraf, Mne, Zoliswa and Arnold, who, each in their own way, fight
for survival in the informal settlements around Cape Town. While Ashraf
and his friend Mne from the Anti Eviction Campaign fight against
evictions and water cut-offs in the townships, Zoliswa, a single mother,
is looking for a new position as a cleaner and Arnold trains as an
armed guard to work in the booming security industry. When the city
council wants to clear an entire informal settlement, Ashraf and his
friend Mne are confronted with their own, undigested experiences from
the apartheid years ...
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