The Garden Route region is an emerging film industry area in which several movies have been shot.
The picturesque town of Knysna is currently hosting the first Knysna Film Festival in which local and international filmmakers are promoting their films.
It was the young people in the industry who stole the limelight at the inaugural event.
The short film, Sela, is about a little boy who grapples with his mother’s heavy drinking and was written by students aged 13-15.
The young screen writers hail from Joe Slovo Township in the Eastern Cape.
Much of the film is based on their real-life struggles around alcoholism.
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