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This edition: Max and Mona

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Episode Details

First aired: February 6, 2016.

(2004, color, South Africa|Sweden, Language: English| Afrikaans|Zulu, 98 min.) Director: Teddy Mattera. Writers: Greg Latter, Teddy Mattera. Stars: Mpho Lovinga, Jerry Mofokeng, Percy Matsemela. Traditional beliefs say that the souls of the dead will not join their ancestors until the mourners cry at their graves. Max Bua, 19, from a South African farm community, has inherited his grandfathers talent for mourning. Despite this heaven-sent gift, Max has his sights set on becoming a doctor and must travel to Johannesburg to begin his studies. With money the villagers collected for his tuition fees, and a wedding gift, he sets off to the city. Arriving too late to register and secure his room at the university, Max must seek out his infamous Uncle Norman. Director Teddy Mattera has constructed a slapstick comedy about a young boys coming of age and his wild adventure with a most unlikely partner in crime.

Discussion Guest: Michael Gillespie, The City College CUNY.

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Michael Gillespie The City College/CUNY

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