Screening in cooperation with the Cinema for Peace Foundation
Starts: Friday, 27 May, 2016 04:00pm
Ends: Friday, 27 May, 2016 07:00pm
Themba - A Boy Called Hope
Stefanie Sycholt, South Africa 2010, 108 min
The movie tells the story of a talented boy named Themba, who dreams of becoming a soccer star. However, the reality in his South African village is far away from his life-long dreams: Themba and his family are suffering from poverty, unemployment and the denial of the omnipresent disease AIDS. Thanks to football and the clinging to his dreams, Themba succeeds to venture on the first peak of his promising football career the bold and liberating step to deal openly with his own rape and HIV infection.
The Cinema for Peace Foundation's intention with this project is not to stop the spread of HIV but to stem the discrimination that young men and women with AIDS/HIV, or with family members suffering from this, face in their societies. The aim is to tackle this disease by raising awareness.