The Starfish Greathearts Foundation, a South African charity based in the London raising funds for children orphaned or made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS in South Africa has arranged an event at South Africa House this evening for the screening of the film "Life, Above All" as part of their World AIDS Day initiative.
Shortlisted for Best Foreign Language Film 83rd Academy Awards 2011
Chanda, 12 years old, learns of a rumor that spreads like wildfire through her small, dust-ridden village near Johannesburg. It destroys her family and forces her mother to flee. Sensing that the gossip stems from prejudice and superstition, Chanda leaves home and school in search of her mother and the truth.
'Life, Above All' is an emotional and universal drama about a young girl (stunningly performed by first-time-actress Khomotso Manyaka) who fights the fear and shame that have poisoned her community.
The film captures the enduring strength of loyalty and a courage powered by the heart. Directed by South African filmmaker Oliver Schmitz ("Mapantsula", "Paris, je t'aime"), it is based on the international award winning and best-selling novel 'Chanda's Secrets' by Allan Stratton.
With thanks to Peccadillo Pictures who have kindly given Starfish permission to screen the film and of course Barclays who have once again made this event possible through their support.
Check out the quite moving trailer
Come along and enjoy hospitality and a great film for World AIDS Day 2012!
£20 suggested donation for tickets. Please note no tickets will be on sale at the door at South Africa House, tickets need to be purchased online before attending.
This event has been sponsored by Barclays.
100% of the ticket cost is a donation to Starfish. If you would like to donate another amount please donate here.
There will be time afterwards for another drink and a chat before heading home.
"Life, Above All"
Directed by Oliver Schmitz & winner of the Francois Chalais Prize at the Cannes Film Festival 2011
Tuesday 6th December 2011
6:30pm Drinks Reception
7.15pm Film Screening
South African High Commission, Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DP
For more information on the Starfish Greathearts Foundation Click Here