Itʼs a tumultuous day in the life of a mixed bag of students at a poor government school on the Cape Flats. John Shelby Highʼs Grade 12Y class is the only class doing matric Mathematics. Itʼs September, a month away from the matric exams, and they still donʼt have a math teacher. Six woefully unqualified temps have already come and gone during the year, leaving everyone hopelessly inadequately prepared for the upcoming finals. The class is made up of a cynical and disenfranchised mixed group of black and coloured students, and the latent racism that still exists in this environment often rises to the surface.
A newly qualified white substitute teacher arrives to teach, though he isnʼt a math teacher…heʼs qualified as a History and English teacher. The day is further complicated by the arrival of a teacher and a group of students from an upper-class school, whose day-long visit is part of a cultural exchange programme, but they’re shunted around from class to class by cynical, burnt-out teachers who don’t want interlopers in their classes.
The clash of cultures brings things to a volatile head.
Amandla Galeni, Amy Li Jiang, Ashlon Thomas, Carryn Van Der Heever, Chelsea Joy, David Stewart, Haamidah Mohammad, Jennifer Timbo, Jesse Frankson, Juni Howard, Kim Fester, Lauren Smith, Lesego Mthikge, Lucia Daniels, Luke Unser, Mario Matiya, Marvin Safoor, Matt Van Leeve, Ross Van Leeve, Sithenkosi Magatya, Babalwa Yolo, Lwanele Veco, Sesuthu Zamxaka, Robyn Williams, Taylor Storm, Charlton George
This film released on 22 April 2022 and is no longer showing