Banele 194 days 27 5 weeks 01

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Banele (194 days / 27.5 weeks) 01    00:10:08

Banele | Awareness of Camera, Communication, Expression, Fathers, Feeding, Gaze, Holding/impinging (environment), Presence/absence, Siblings, Silence, Support

Banele is sitting upright on the couch, balancing himself. Dad is with him and has two rattle toys in his hands that he is shaking to attract Banele’s attention. Banele is bobbing back and forth, raising his eyebrows and vocalising towards the filmmaker, smiling every now and then. When he becomes unsettled dad calls for a bottle and feeds him. He drinks from the bottle and soon after finishing most of the content Banele vomits a fountain of milk onto dad and the floor. Dad says to the filmmaker “He drinks more milk. That’s why he vomits.” “Auntie” get up to fetch a cloth to start cleaning up. Dad sits calmly waiting and wiping Banele’s face. Zanele comments on how much vomit there was and then says to Banele “Hey Banele, don’t ever vomit like that again or I’ll hit you on the head”.

People you will meet:

Auntie 2

Auntie 2nd Carer


Sizwe Dad


Thando Oldest Sister


Zanele Youngest Sister