Jerusalema
Jerusalema is one of the hit South African movies the Thuto Ke Lehumo Foundation will be screening for township high school students as part of its Wednesdays & Fridays project.

In 2009 the Thuto Ke Lehumo Foundation successfully hosted the edutainment Wednesday & Fridays project, where they created a balance between education and entertainment for over 200 schoolchildren every Wednesday and Friday after school from 1pm to 3pm at high schools around Pretoria’s townships, educating the youngsters about the film industry in South Africa, particularly in Gauteng.

This year, with the support of the Gauteng Film Commission, the project will be extended to other high schools in the townships of Pretoria. Over a six-week period, youngsters will be shown some of the best movies produced in South Africa, and given talks by prominent members of the local film industry.

The project aims to:

  • Create a platform where African stories can be told through movies, documentaries and dramas
  • Create awareness of the Gauteng Film Commission among young people
  • Create interest in the film industry
  • Develop new talent
  • Encourage learners to study filmmaking, audiovisual production and associated disciplines upon completing grade 12
  • Keep young people off the streets after school hours and engage them in personal development
  • Further grow the project to reach and educate all high school learners across Gauteng

Schedule

15 April 2011, 1pm to 3pm: Holele High School. Film: White Wedding (96 minutes)

20 April 2011, 1pm to 3:10pm: Modiri High School – Film: Zimbabwe (100 minutes)

22 April 2011, 1pm to 3pm: Mokoma High School – Film: The Flyer (91 minutes)

27 April 2011, 1pm to 3pm: Ngaka Maseko High School – Film: Jerusalema (93 minutes)

4 May 2011, 1pm to 3:10pm: Holly Trinity High School – Film: Forgiveness (100 minutes)

6 May 2011, 1pm to 3pm: Hebron Technical and Commercial High – Film: White Wedding (96 minutes)

11 May 2011, 1pm to 3pm: PH high School – Film: Max & Mona (100 minutes)

Speakers

  • Thapelo Modube, facilitator
  • Futhi Ngubane, head of youth programmes, SABC Education. Topic: The process of acquiring and commissioning programmes
  • Julius Mosana, script writer, Isidingo. Topic: Careers in the film industry, including acting, script writing, producing and directing
  • Katlego Mokhele, brand manager, SABC Education. Topic: Motivational talk