Can You See Us? cast: Who stars in the drama film on Netflix?

POLAND - 2023/01/06: In this photo illustration a Netflix logo seen displayed on a smartphone. (Photo Illustration by Mateusz Slodkowski/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
POLAND - 2023/01/06: In this photo illustration a Netflix logo seen displayed on a smartphone. (Photo Illustration by Mateusz Slodkowski/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) /
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Can You See Us? is one of Netflix’s first Zambian movies and it features a talented cast of newcomers to the film industry. Based on a true story, Can You See Us? follows a young boy with albinism named Joseph. Rejected by his father as a child, Joseph must figure out how to navigate a world filled with discrimination and tragedy in this bittersweet, yet hopeful, coming-of-age story.

Given that (most) of the film’s cast counts this movie among their first projects, you likely won’t have seen them elsewhere, but the cast, especially star Thabo Kaamba, is very talented, handling the emotional subject matter with the gravitas it deserves. The movie comes from director Kenny Mumba, marking his feature directorial debut, and the script was co-written by Andrew and Laurence Thompson.

For those interested in learning more about the movie’s cast, keep reading to find out who plays who in Can You See Us?.

Can You See Us? cast guide

Actress Thabo Kaamba plays the younger version of Joseph in Can You See Us?. Her real story draws many parallels to Joseph, as Thabo was also born with albinism and rejected by her father at a young age. You can read more about her story at Kalemba News. Thabo is clearly a very talented young girl, and while Can You See Us? is her first big film role, we hope to see her in many more projects to come!

George Sikazwe takes on the role of older Joseph in the film. He’s joined by Ruth Jule, who plays Joseph’s mother Chama. Kangwa Chileshe portrays Joseph’s father Kennedy. Actor Kondwani Elliot Zulu plays Joseph’s stepfather and Chama’s second husband Martin. Zulu previously appeared in the 2020 film Black Dollar.

Can You See Us? cast list

  • Thabo Kaamba as Young Joseph
    • George Sikazwe as Older Joseph
  • Kangwa Chileshe as Kennedy
  • Ruth Jule as Chama
  • Kondwani Elliott Zulu as Martin
  • Grace Rumsey as Brenda
  • Francisca M. Muchangwe as Jenifer
  • Mosiska Tembo Chanda as Mai Kennedy
  • Meta Tshiamala as Pheli
  • Chibwe Katebe as Ba John
  • Chipego M. Mwiinga as Sharon Young
    • Marie Ndhlovu as Older Sharon

Watch Can You See Us? on Netflix now.

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