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Family secrets run deep for Grace, a young girl growing up in Cape Town during the 1980s. Her family secrets spill over into adulthood and threaten to ruin the respectable life she has built. When an old childhood friend emerges after disappearing a decade earlier during a clash with apartheid riot police in the Cape Flats, memories of her childhood come rushing back, and she is confronted with the loss that has shaped her. Unmaking Grace is an intimate portrayal of violence and its legacy on one person’s life. It meditates on personal trauma, showing the inter-generational imprint of violence and loss on people’s lives.