1,001 Days

/Directed by Chloe White and Kethiwe Ngcobo
/Produced by Rose Palmer

/ Feature Documentary

/2023 (90 mins)

“The film reflects with moving moments…on motherhood in an intimate look that turns children into the axis on which their mothers’ survival is sustained.” – MUBI

“A thoroughly engrossing documentary extrapolating personal testimony with sometimes excruciating honesty” – FRAME INDEPENDENT

In Alexandra, South Africa, where two thirds of the women are abuse survivors, a group of mothers are on a mission to change the fate of their neighbourhood, right from the beginning.
Through a series of inimate, and at times, uncomfortable, conversations, 1001 DAYS takes the audience on a journey. Through the chaotic and narrow streets of Alexandra, we follow the fearless and charismatic health-workers Zanele, Thandiwe and Khosi. They are three mothers from the heart of the community, who doggedly support hundreds of new mothers, during some of their happiest–and lowest–moments. Their aim: to help new mothers during the first 1001 days of their babies’ lives, which are the most critical in any human’s life.

Official Selection –

IDFA 2023

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2023 (Special mention in Youth Jury Prize)

Rapid Lion Film Festival 2023

Encounters Film Festival 2023

Top 45 Films at Sheffield Fest by MUBI