7-9PG Short African
World Premiere African Premiere SA Premiere

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Oor My Dooie Liggaam examines how children perceive and make sense of death in this poignant exploration. Set around the funeral of Andries Du Toit, filmmaker Wilhann Strauss interviews a number of children on a question of theology that even adults struggle to reconcile fully in all their age and wisdom. This tender and moving documentary is an ode to children’s curiosity and innocence as they attempt to deal with a profound inquiry into loss, grief, and death. The film beautifully meanders around religion, fantasy, and logic as the children reason with what they hear, think, and feel about the afterlife. Oor My Dooie Liggaam is a thought-provoking and insightful film that captures both the vulnerability and simultaneous courage children possess in understanding and finding meaning within the unknown.