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  • Thembekazi Ndandani
  • Sihle Mbulawa
  • Dudu Khumalo
  • Nomalanga Tyeku
  • Vanessa Bisa

Mentor Director:

Miki Redelinghuys




South Africa

Target audience:

  • Youth
  • Adults

Key Issues:

  • Teenage Pregnancy
  • Broken Homes
  • Domestic Violence
  • Orphans

Film outline:

We meet 5 teenagers sitting in a café in Cape Town, chatting, laughing, enjoying  themselves as teenagers do.  But these seemingly carefree young women have been through a lot. As each girl tells us her individual story we find out about broken families, teenage pregnancy, loss and abuse.

Questions for Discussions:

  • What feelings does this film evoke in you?
  • What issues do the teenagers face in this film?
  • What makes the girls strong?
  • What other issues and challenges do teenagers face in your society?
  • How can you support friends who are facing such issues?