Be warned... Seeing the cinematic depiction of the Ellen Pakkies story will not allow you to simply just go on with your life.
It’s Meant to Change You.
Durban - A packed church was petrol-bombed, a man shot dead and a 71-year-old woman hit in the arm by a stray bullet as gang war gripped Wentworth.
Religious leaders and residents believe the violence, over a 48-hour period, was sparked by the murder of a former gangster outside a Florida Road nightclub two weeks ago.
Now, in the midst of a spike in drive-by shootings and clashes between rival gangs - over the lucrative drug trade - residents of the south Durban suburb are questioning why police recently shut down a gang task force set up by the Hawks two years ago.
A seasoned actor, an author, a motivational speaker, and he is the founder and CEO of the Fatherhood Foundation, Zane Meas is said to have sold his car in order to self-fund the production of his film 'Father'.
The film officially premiered in 2013 but has been screened by the Fatherhood Foundation at various venues since 2012, yet many people still are not aware of the film’s existence.
In celebration of Father’s Day 2016, bruinou.com is highlighting this film which still needs to be seen by so many all over the country in order for it to make its intended meaningful impact on our South African society.
In this opinion piece by Brian Ebden, he addresses the dire issues facing the Coloured population group of South Africa and more particularly those living in the Westren Cape and in doing so challenges the policies of both the two main political parties in the country.
Brian Ebden writes in his own personal capacity and the opinions held in this article are not necessarily that of Bruinou.com or our editorial team.
THE STATE OF THE SO-CALLED “COLOURED” NATION IN SOUTH AFRICA:
MOST PERSECUTED – MOST FRAGILE AND AT-RISK COMMUNITY IN THE COUNTRY
by Brian Ebden
While it is critically important that a united and detribalised front is evidentally necessary to eradicate white supremacist hegemony in the country, it can never be achieved in the short to medium term if the 2nd largest cultural group suffers from massive debilitating issues. The saying that collective strength is only measured by its weakest link rings true in this instance.
WE THE PEOPLE must not be fooled into fear mongering of those spreading bad news, as the news. GOOD PEOPLE ARE THE MAJORITY throughout the world, but we are being made to feel hopeless in the face of the selective negative news coverage globally. I work in some of these communities where the drug dealers and gangsters get more coverage than the good majority and young people look up to these well marketed few, while disrespecting their own hard working parents and family members, who seldom get coverage.
We first decided to bring it to the masses attention to encourage a POSITIVE POSTER DAY.
On the 30th May (next Monday) we plan to run this same project for a WEEK and encourage a POSITIVE
What's your walk to school like when, everyday, you have to cross one of the poorest parts of South Africa to get to class? Kelina then 11, now aged 15, is getting an education in a township in Cape Town, riddled with guns, drugs and violence. How does she see the world on her daily trip to school.
Why Poverty? is a ground breaking, cross-media event, online and on TV, using films to get people talking about poverty, wealth and inequality.
In this 2012 short film produced by Ma'engere Film Productions & Steps International with Nadine Cloete directing and Steve Markovitz producing, Kelina shows us the world through her eyes.