District Six – Time to Return Home tells the story of the Salie family, one among the hundreds of families who once lived in District Six, a racially mixed cosmopolitan neighborhood in Cape Town. In 1966, the apartheid government declared this part of Cape Town a “black spot” under the Group Areas Act of 1950 and forcibly removed thousands of its non-white residents to the barren sandy areas on the city outskirts. Today, after 40 years, the Salies are moving houses again. This will be a truly historic event that they all look forward to with great excitement: they are finally going back to the place they call ‘home’.
The documentary is an independent production and is the result of the collaboration between Arianna Lissoni, historian of Southern Africa, and Diana Manfredi, director. Various international film festivals have hosted the film, which is at present looking for distribution.
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