Zithulele s a writer and performer from South Africa. He ponders the meaning of fatherhood in his life, past and present. As a child, he was regularly disciplined and beaten by his father. As an adult, he loves his father dearly and thanks him for making him the person he is today.
In the end, Zithulele wonders what kind of father he will be.
Key points to consider in viewing Zithulele’s story
People hold a range of beliefs about childrearing and appropriate discipline. Zithulele’s story focuses on parenting, discipline, and the relationships that fathers have with their children. As you watch the story, keep in mind that you may react strongly with anger, sadness, or defensiveness to the issues about parenting that it raises. Be sensitive to your own response by acknowledging the reality of multiple perspectives. At the same time, remember to condemn violence, in relation to parenting and family roles.