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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (105 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
  • Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Film Movement, 2011.

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General Note:
Title from title frames.
Film
In Process Record.
Participant or Performer Note:
Shile Dlamini, Jayashree Basavaraj
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Originally produced by Film Movement in 2011.
Summary, etc.:
How could a recently orphaned, 10-year old homeless South African boy ever be called Lucky? Over the grave of his dead mother, Lucky makes a promise to make something of himself. Leaving the security of his remote Zulu village for the big city with the hope of going to school, he arrives on the doorstep of an uncle who has no use for him. Lucky then falls in with Padma, an elderly Indian woman with an inherent fear of Africans, who takes him in as she would a stray dog.. Together, unable to speak each other's language, they develop an unlikely bond. Through an odyssey marked by greed, violence, and, ultimately, belonging, Lucky shows how a child's spirit can bring out decency, humility and even love in adults struggling to survive in the new South Africa.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Language Note:
In Zulu
Subject: Foreign language films.
Motion pictures.
Genre: African Studies
Feature films.

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