Steps for the Future: A Miner's Tale

Nic Hofmeyr
Gabriel Mondlane
40 minutes


Joachim is a migrant labourer who is torn between his responsibilities for his junior wife in South Africa and his senior wife and family in Mozambique. When visiting his home village after a long absence, he is also torn between his understanding of the responsibilities of his HIV status and what traditional society expects of him as a man. He has to make a choice: he cannot please and protect everybody at the same time. The elders are adamant that Joaquim must do his traditional duty and give his wife more children. What will he choose?

Vuyani Sondlo
Producer / Production company: 
Cool / Uhuru Pictures