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AmaZulu: The Children Of Heaven

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Troy Inman

Synopsis

Life in a South African Township is seen through the eyes of seven pupils as they come together under the parental eye of Mr Mtshali, headmaster of Velabahleke High School. Velabahleke (Come with a Smile) may be the only school in the country that starts at 06h30am and where students are racing to get there on time. Mtshali has created an oasis of excellence for hundreds of learners, where students, staff and the community are doggedly determined that they not be slaves to their backgrounds. The aspirations and everyday lives of the pupils, both in and out of school, interweave to form a story of a generation striving to transcend their backgrounds and achieve what could now be theirs in the new South Africa.

Details

Year
2008
Type of film
Features
Running Time
92 mins
Format
HDV
Director
Hannan Majid, Richard York 1st Feature
Producer
Denise York
Co-Producer
Denise York
Editor
Elisa Cherene
Director of Photography
Nico Millar, Hannan Majid
Sound
Ben Holliday

Genre

Production Company

The Rainbow Collective
51 The Turnways
Headingly
Leeds
UK

42 Park Road
Wanstead
London
UK

rainbowcollective@inbox.com
http://www.rainbowcollective.co.uk

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Company

Northern Film School Foundation
Leeds
UK

nfsf@inbox.com