Morapedi is a young South African man who is eager to continue his education. He mourns the loss of his sister-in-law and regrets that he was unable to challenge is older brother who abused and beat her. Eventually, Morapedi’s brother began sleeping around and infected the sister-in-law with HIV, which led to her death.
Morapedi wonders how women, who are the soul of the nation, can be treated so badly.
Note: This story contains explicit content and is recommended for mature viewers age 14 and up.
Key points to consider in viewing Morapedi’s story
The deep influence on our lives of tradition and culture is woven throughout Morapedi’s story. While culture can be something to celebrate, cultural beliefs should never be used to defend abusive behaviours or practices. As you watch this story, we encourage you to be sensitive to strong views about these topics in the context of gender-based violence and HIV, and to maintain a principled stance that condemns violence.