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The Snake Chief

20m Animation, Short 2022

Chief Bheki is desperate for his son, Prince Sifiso, to get married in order to continue their family lineage, but Sifiso wants to marry for love and he knows that all the women in the village would want to marry him because he is a prince. So Sifiso approaches Msizi, the village sangoma, for help, and asks for a spell which would prevent his people from recognizing him. Msizi uses the power of the ancestors to distort Sifiso’s wish and turn him into a snake.

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Nick Cloete


Nick Cloete




South Africa