An aging matriarch aims to bring together her fractured, dysfunctional family over Eid-al-Fitr to break the news about her new romance. The only problem is that her two eldest sons have refused to be in the same room since their father’s passing. With the help of her fiancé and daughters-in-law, this mother must bring the sons around using the one thing they can all agree on – the barakat.
Amy Jephta is a screenwriter and playwright from Mitchell’s Plain, Cape Town. She has three feature film credits to her name including South Africa’s official 2018 Golden Globes submission, Ellen: The Ellen Pakkies Story. Jephta has held fellowships at the Orchard Project Episodic Lab (New York), the AfroVibes Festival (Amsterdam) and the Edinburgh International Festival.