Synopsis: An Afrikaans-speaking man helps his elderly German neighbour in a time of need, despite a language barrier. In the process, he learns volumes about himself.
Aletta Bezuidenhout (Vrou)
Jurg Slabbert (42) is a South African filmmaker, editor, and video producer, currently based in Cape Town. After several years as a multimedia journalist, he shifted his focus to documentary film and
graduated with a master’s degree from the DOC NOMADS consortium – studying in Portugal, Hungary, and Belgium – in 2017. While at school, he produced and directed two documentary shorts, which screened in Chile, Denmark, and Italy. On/Off is his first fiction short.