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Like most of the people I know, I closely followed the Ellen Pakkies trial via the media as it was happening. However, when all of the dust settled around the outcome of the trial, we simply went on with our lives.
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.
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With almost every other film made on the Cape Flats that end up showing at mainstream cinemas, there is almost always a negative backlash and usually it's even before anyone who is complaining had actually seen it.
Nommer 37 is no different in that there is already a backlash from people who have most certainly not yet seen the film which opens at cinemas on Friday 1 June 2018.
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Well... I can't remember how many times over the past few months I've told people "No, Nommer 37 is not your 'run-of-the-mill' Cape Flats gangster movie".
To be honest... Until now that was based on the information I have been given by people involved in different aspects of the production of the movie, but now I have actually seen the entire film.
After attending the official South African premiere on Monday 21 May I can with one hundred percent certainty say...
Nommer 37 is die nomme vannie flêt... It gannie oo’ nommeskap en gêngsterism soes ôs it kennie...
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On a quick visit home to South Africa, in between filming episodes of The Flash in her role as The Mechanic, Kim Engelbrecht revealed a little more about the character she plays and about  her experience of filming in Canada.
 
The Mechanic is the devoted assistant to “The Flash” Season 4 nemisis The Thinker, but the actress said that her character isn’t entirely evil.
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Wednesday, 20 September 2017 18:42

Davy's Fire - The Film & The Story Behind It

What later happened in Wentworth, in Eden Park and presently plays itself out in Klipspruit, Eldorado Park, first started in Davidsonville, Roodepoort…
This post 1994 struggle of Coloureds to attain equality and to oppose unfair discrimination brought on them by Black supremacists, needs to be told.
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Now in its second year, The Ravens Independent Film Festival (RIFF) is an annual South African Township Film Festival held on the 24th September, National Heritage Day, which is also a public holiday.
The brainchild of Kane Adonis of Planet Hardcore, RIFF is an initiative with a mission to create awareness and promote South African artist, fashion, films, film makers and writers.
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Make no mistake. This is Huge! ...but Kim Engelbrecht is not simply a "flash-in-the-pan" actress who just happened to get lucky.
Kim has come a long way having spent more than two decades building a solid career in the entertainment industry.
Being cast as The Mechanic in the hit US TV superhero series The Flash is affirmation of how immensely talented Kim really is.

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“I dreamed the impossible dream. Deep inside my heart I knew that Skollie is going to make an impact! When I was 70 years old I was blessed with a replica of the OSCAR which takes centre stage on my desk. I manifested this!”  John W Fredericks - Scriptwriter of Noem My Skollie on whose life the film is based.
Holding the genuine statuette in his hands has now become a distinct possibility.

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) announced yesterday that the feature film, Noem My Skollie, currently on circuit in South African cinemas has been nominated as South Africa's official selection to the 89th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars) in the category for Best Foreign Language Film Award.

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Making history as the first feature film in South Africa to première at a maximum security prison before its national release in cinemas, the movie Noem My Skollie made its screen debut at the notorious Pollsmoor prison.

On Tuesday August 16th the film which is set on the Cape Flats and in Pollsmoor prison and which is based on the life of scriptwriter John W. Fredericks was screened to an audience of about 150 people. These included wardens, about twenty inmates from the Arts and Culture group, some invited guests from NICRO, and Artscape - who are collaborating with Norwegian partners on a theatre project involving prisoners and parolees, called Help I am Free.

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The movie promises to be epic and the newly released title song for "Noem My Skollie" was not just simply picked out of a catalogue of already existing songs that would possibly make the grade after it's been rehashed.
Yes, we know we didn't say much about the movie when news of it started doing the rounds but we've decide to rather wait until we have something to tell y'all that no-one else is covering...

The film celebrates the triumph of the human spirit and is based on the true story of a young man in the 1960’s who became a storyteller in jail.
The producers of the film asked Hip Hop artist Hemelbesem to create a song for the end of the film that would become an anthem for the movie connecting Kyle Shepherd’s score and the 1960’s period of the film to the present day, since times have changed but so much remains the same.

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