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Screening of the South African film “Themba” as part of Cinema Chicago’s International Summer Screenings, 15 June 2011


The South African Consulate General in Chicago co-hosted the screening of the South African film, Themba, A Boy Called Hope, at the Chicago Cultural Centre on 15 June 2011.  “Themba” was one of 21 international films screened during Cinema Chicago’s International Summer Screenings programmes on Wednesday’s and Saturday’s from May to September 2011.  


The audience, which filled the Claudia Cassidy theatre at the Cultural Centre to its capacity of 285, included many South Africans. After the screening, a panel consisting of Dr Nomonde Xundu, Health Attache at the South African Embassy in Washington, Ms Magugu Davis, principal partner of Thanda International and Judge George Maluleke, South Gauteng High Court, Johannesburg, led the audience in a lively discussion about the film and life in South Africa in general.  


“Themba” tells the story of a young boy who lives in a village in the Eastern Cape with his mother and sister. He dreams of becoming a famous soccer player but his life is fraught with hardship and the pain of an absent father. When his mother leaves to work in Cape Town, Themba and his sister’s lives take a turn for the worse. They eventually set out to search for their mother whom they find infected with HIV and abandoned in Khayalitsha. The children start caring for their mother, but have their own challenges with life in the city. Despite his worries about HIV, Themba participates in the local soccer scene and attracts the attention of the selectors of the national soccer team.

15 June 2011

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