Community Outreach

“Films don’t change the world, but rather the people who see them”

Contact us if you would like I am Special Ministries to do a screening of the “Temba – a boy called hope” film luani@iamspecial.org.za

The Cinema for Peace Foundation has made it its mission to promote peace and understanding among the people of the world through the medium of film. We consider it our educational mission to raise the awareness of both children and adolescents in the younger generation in terms of promoting social commitment to contribute in their communities and beyond. To this end, we have developed the Cinema for Peace Comunity Film Screenings .

“”Themba is a young boy (Nat Singo) living with his mother Mandisa (Simphiwe Dana), sister and grandmother in the majestic beauty of a Mthatha village. He dreams of being a soccer legend. In a small village where everyone knows each other and the mother struggles to keep the family afloat whilst her husband Vuyo (Rapulana Seiphemo) is working in the mines. Life is hard

When a young man, Luthando (Patrick Mofokeng) suddenly comes to the village and says he is related to the family, Themba is uncomfortable at the man trying to take the space his father left. He struggles to protect his family as the head of the family. The family faces a tough decision when the mother finds herself drawn to Luthando. As HIV and AIDS remain taboo in the small village, Themba sees his friends losing family members, and the denial that some homes are child-headed orphanages. He realises that their happy place is on the soccer field. He gets together a team and starts entering local championships.

Will his team succeed? Will his family survive? Will the family remain together when the times get tougher? Will Luthando be a true father figure in the home? I am in awe of Stefanie Sycholt for her beautiful work as the writer, producer and director of this wonderful PROUDLY SOUTH AFRICAN movie. Please tell everyone you know to check this out… I loved everything about the movie – the beautiful scenes of Kwazulu-Natal and the contrasts drawn when Themba finds himself in the ugliness of Cape Town. Simphiwe Dana absolutely SHINES in her role – a TRUELY Oscar deserving performance.

I don’t want to spoil this movie for any of you, SO I will highly highly highly recommend this movie. Just go see Doctor Khumalo and the German/arsenal Goalkeeper Jens Lehmann in their cameo roles, if my other reasons are not worthy enough.