FILM TITLE: LOSING LERATO
GENRE: ACTION, DRAMA
CONSUMER ADVICE: 13 L V
DISTRIBUTOR: INDIGENOUS FILM DISTRIBUTION
DIRECTOR: KAGISO LEDIGA
MAIN CAST: KAGISO LEDIGA, CONNIE, THATO MOLAMU, NOLO PHIRI
LANGUAGE: IT IS FAIRLY FREQUENT WITH A MODERATE IMPACT
NUDITY: NONE
PREJUDICE: NONE
SEX: NONE
VIOLENCE: THE VIOLENCE IS REALISTIC AND PSYCHOLOGICAL WHICH IS FAIRLYFREQUENT AND OF MODERATE IMPACT.
BLASPHEMY: NONE
DRUG ABUSE: NONE
COMMENTS: THERE ARE COMPLEX AND MATURE THEMES OF WHICH THE CENTRAL THEME IS OF A MAN, WHO IS DENIED ACCESS TO HIS CHILD, TRIES TO GET HIS CHILD BACK THROUGH KIDNAPPING HER. OTHER SUB-THEMES ARE OF A DAUGHTER LONGING TO BE WITH FATHER; PRESSURES OF PROVIDING FOR ONE'S DAUGHTHER; LOVE BETWEEN A PARENT AND A CHILD; DECEPTION; EFFECTS OF A DIVORCELEADING TO BREAKDOWN IN RELATIONSHIPS; FEELINGS OF REJECTION BY GOD AND MANKIND; BETRAYAL AND INCARCERATION. THERE IS A MODERATE SENSE OF THREAT AND MENACE NAMELY THE THREAT TO LIFE AND HOSTAGE TAKING WHICH MAY BE EMOTIONALLY HARMFUL FOR VIEWERS UNDER 13 WHO MAY BE INTELLECTUALLY IMMATURE TO UNDERSTAND SUCH ISSUES. ADDITIONALLY, IT INCLUDING DECEPTION AND BETRAYAL MAY ALSO BE CONFUSING, DISTRESSING. KIDNAPPING IS MITIGATED BY LERATO'S FORGIVENESS OF THAMI. CHILDREN OVER 13 YEARS WILL APPRECIATE SOCIAL COMMENTARY, FATHERHOOD AND FAMILY, WHICH THE STORY TELLS. FURTHERMORE, MOST OF THE THEMES ARE OF EDUCATIONAL VALUE AND REFLECT REAL LIFE SITUATIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA WHICH MAY CREATE DIALOGUE WITH THE YOUNG AND COULD BE ISSUES DEALT WITH AT SCHOOLS IN THE LIFE SKILLS CURRICULA.