Ntosh Mnguni is a young woman born of a modern day South Africa, as comfortable behind her laptop as she is when shopping for boutique fashions. When Ntosh received the calling to be a sangoma, she resisted becoming a conduit to the spirit world.
Imphepho is the intimate story of a young woman who is forced to straddle two worlds as she journeys searching for answers to questions asked by her ancestors. Her search will lead her from the streets of downtown Johannesburg where traditional healers advertise love potions and “get rich quick” spells on every corner and onwards to spend time under the tutelage of the advisors to the Rain Queen of the Mojaji Clan. She will journey to Mozambique to engage with the Curandeira’s (Mozambican Sangomas) who bathe by star light before consulting their ancestors and she will walk with the Khoisan Shamans as they hunt for their spirit animal by the moon of the Kalahari desert.
Ntosh will walk this journey to understand her gift as she embraces her rite of passage.