Umdovolo

Season 5 Episode 29

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 10:00pm

“….you don’t think about quitting because you have hope of winning next time, you know your turn will come….so we don’t worry”

“But I will never go to a casino and gamble with big money, what will my child eat…..here a game is R5 or less and that I can afford”

In the Township of Khikhi in Nyanga four women play Umdovolo, a card game played in the townships. A form of gambling, these women talk about why the game is so appealing to them. Some use the money they win to buy food and clothes, while others use their winnings to seek out employment.

 

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Film Credits

Director: Jo Menell/ Richard Mills

Produced by: Street Talk Stories

Researchers: Sindiswa Mzekwa and Wandisile Kekana

Camera: Monde Matyumza

Sound: Siyabonga Ndlanga

Editor: Thina Daniel

 

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