Meokgo and the Stick Fighter

Director: Teboho Malatshi
Country: South Africa and Lesotho
Year: 2006
Running Time: 19 min.
Language: Southern Sotho

Teboho Malatshi, South Africa / Lesotho, 2006, 19 min.

A haunting tale spiced with magical realism, Meokogo & the Stick Fighter is the story of Kgotso, a recluse stickfighter who lives a solitary life high up in the Maluti Mountains of Lesotho. Whilst tending sheep and playing his concertina, he sees a beautiful and mysterious woman dreamily staring at him from the water. This story of unrequited love and sacrifice captures both the cruelty and the beauty of African magical beliefs.