Powerless to change the past…
She lived to change the future.
In a Zulu village, Yesterday is a cheerful mother with an inquisitive five-year-old child, Beauty. Yesterday has a persistent cough, and after several attempts to see the doctor at a regional clinic, she gets a diagnosis. She goes immediately to Jo’burg, where her husband is a miner. Then she must deal with consequences. Her singular motivation is to see that Beauty enrolls in school the next fall. The film begins and ends with Yesterday walking on a road.
Winner 2004 Venice Film Festival:
Human Rights Film Award
Winner 2004 Cape Town World Cinema Festival:
Signis Jury Award
Nominee 2005 Oscar Academy® Award:
Best Foreign Language Film of the Year, South Africa
Nominee 2005 Independent Spirit Awards:
Best Foreign Film, South Africa
Winner 2005 Pune International Film Festival:
Nominee 2006 Primetime Emmy® Awards:
Outstanding Made for Television Movie