The bench short film

The bench short film

A deeply spiritual place, the Eastern Cape is home to a higher concentration of witch doctors than anywhere else in the country. Some sangomas dabble with arts no other dark sorcerers would even consider, though.

The Impundulu (Lightning Bird) is man-sized, and can switch between human and ornithological forms. When it attacks people, it sucks the blood from their bodies like a terrifying squawking Dracula. The Lightning Bird has not been spotted in 50 years until now…