1001 Days

Through a series of intimate, and at times, uncomfortable, conversations, 1001 DAYS presents a snapshot of motherhood in Alexandra, South Africa during the crucial first three years of life.

Screenings – CT
Bertha IsiThu 29 June 2pm
Screenings – JHB
BioWed 28 June 6.15pm + Q&A


Chloe White & Kethiwe Ngcobo


South Africa | UK



Running Time:

97 min


isiZulu, isiSepedi, isiXhosa, English

Zikethiwe Ngcobo and Chloe White’s direction of 1001 Days creates a deeply tender and eye-opening account of the Ubulele Visiting Home programme in Alexandra, South Africa. Following the journey of eight devoted women as they selflessly provide aid and comfort to young, expectant and recent mothers, the film is a poignant reminder of the strength of the human spirit. Despite the daily hardships faced by the mothers in this community, the film emphasises the tireless dedication of these women in steering the programme. The viewer is invited on an emotional journey, experiencing moments of vulnerability and hardship and ultimately witnessing the transformative power of communal support. 1001 Days serves as a testament to the necessity of unity and shared effort in overcoming obstacles. Through Ncobo and White’s direction, viewers are granted an intimate glimpse into the power of selflessness and compassion in inspiring hope and change.


Panel Moderator: Zanele Morrison

Previous Festivals

Rapid Lion South African Int'' FF (2023)

Sheffield Doc Fest (2023)