How does a family move on after the death of a father? That is the question at the heart of South Africa's first Muslim film in Afrikaaps.When matriarch Aisha Davids decides to accept a marriage proposal, she devises a plan to break the news to her four sons over Eid. The only problem is that the two eldest sons have been at loggerheads since their father passed away and refuse to be in the same room at the same time. Her big reveal is spoiled when the boys hear via the grapevine about their mother's pending nuptials and come together to voice their disapproval of the match. Now it's up to Aisha, her fiancé, and her daughters-in-law to bring the sons around to her way of thinking using the one thing they can all agree on - the barakat, an Arabic word meaning blessings. This is a story about celebrating life, culture, and the importance of family.


Vinette Ebrahim, Leslie Fong, June van Merch, Joey Rasdien, Danny Ross, Keeno-Lee Hector, Mortimer Williams, Quanita Adams, Bonnie Mbuli

directed by

Amy Jephta

director's bio

Amy Jephta, a screenwriter and playwright from Mitchell's Plain, Cape Town, has three feature film credits to her name including South Africa's official 2018 Golden Globes submission, "Ellen: The Ellen Pakkies Story" (PAFF 2019). She now focuses on producing for film and television as the creative director of Nagvlug Films.


Amy Jephta, Ephraim Gordon


Ephraim Gordon, Zandre Coetzer, Scharl van der Merwe


98 minutes


South Africa


Feature Narrative


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