Don't Be Late for My Funeral (2024)

Don't Be Late for My Funeral

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  • documentary

Logline

A filmmaker and her family celebrate the 80th birthday of their former and now retired domestic worker, Margaret Bogopa Matlala along with her family.

Year

2024

Type

Documentary

Format

Feature Film

Country

South Africa

Languages

Setswana, English

Release Date

2024/07/20

Runtime

53 minutes

Stage

Finished

Premiere Platform

Durban Internation Film Festival

Plot Summary

In a rural town in South Africa, the filmmaker undertakes a journey to visit her family’s retired domestic worker and nanny Margaret Bogopa Matlala. The impact of Margaret’s wisdom, not only on multiple generations of Diana’s family but on her own family too is profound. Both families come together in the “new” South Africa to celebrate Margaret’s 80th birthday. Her unwavering strength and indomitable spirit are a beacon, illuminating the exploration of human resilience. This is an intimate behind-the-scenes exploration of a life lived against the backdrop of apartheid and touched by births, deaths, weddings, domestic violence, celebrations, and suicide.

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Cast

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Margaret Bogopa Matlala

Herself

Crew

Diana Keam portrait

Diana Keam

Director

Diana Keam portrait

Diana Keam

Producer

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Warren Smart

Cinematographer

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Wayne de Lange

Cinematographer

Companies

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Silver Bullet Films

Producer

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