Terry Pheto to be featured on 21 Icons Season Three

By Drum Digital
29 January 2016

By Mpho Tshikhudo

SABC 3’s short-film series 21 Icons will feature the 19th icon of its third season: Terry Pheto (34) who is best known for her role as the leading actress in the 2006 Oscar-winning Foreign Language Film, Tsotsi.

According to the TV station’s press release, Pheto has been selected for 21 ICONS South Africa Season III for the strides she has made in her career in recent years as well as the impact and contribution she has made to the South African film and television industry. Pheto has also started producing her own work with the goal of pushing the agenda of women in film and broader society. In 2015, she was chosen as a juror for the International Emmy Awards.

Terry was quoted as saying: “Most of the things that have happened in my life – the good, the bad, the ridiculous – I feel like there was a reason for all these things. Life experience always gives you more emotional depth and layers – and I have experienced great loss and great love – but more than anything it’s having an interest in people. Acting is connecting with others.”

21 Icons traces South Africa’s history over the course of its three seasons, moving from the fight for freedom to the country’s growth during democracy, and concluding with a vision of the future, states SABC 3 press release. The short film-series documents the conversations between Gary Van Wyk as the photographer and filmmaker and the icons. Each short film provides insight into both the subject and photographer's creative approach to the portrait.

The episode will air on 31 January 2016 on SABC 3 at 19h27

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