SABC1 adds local films to the June line-up

A scene in 'Happiness is a Four Letter Word'. (Photo supplied)
A scene in 'Happiness is a Four Letter Word'. (Photo supplied)

The channel says that the South African films "starring popular home-grown talent" will be "telling cutting edge and authentic Mzansi stories that our viewers will find natural resonance with".

The local Sunday night films in June in the 19:30 timeslot kicked off with Baby Mamas, directed by Stephanie Zwane and starring Salamina Mosese, Thembisa Mdoda, Dineo Ranaka and Kay Smith, followed by She Is King, directed by Gersh Kgamedi and starring Gugu Zulu, Aubrey Poo, Khabonina Qubeka, Khanyi Mbau and Sophie Ndaba on 14 June.

Happiness Is A Four Letter Word, directed by Thabang Moleya and starring Mmabatho Montsho, Renate Stuurman, Khanyi Mbau, Chris Attoh and Tongayi Chirisa on 21 June; and Safe Bet 1, directed by Bonginhlanhla Ncube on 28 June.

SABC1 is also broadcasting a series of new South African short films on Wednesday evenings in the 19:30 timeslot in an NFVF Films programming strand. The timeslot is a partnership with the National Film and Video Foundation, aimed at developing skills for female writers and directors.

The following short films will air: Feminine Lotus (10 June), Samson (17 June) and Light Bulb Moment (24 June).

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