Terry Pheto's AYANDA film opens in the U.S. today

Award winning South African actress and producer, Terry Pheto’s film AYANDA will open in cinemas and theatres across the U.S from today

Terry Pheto says: "I'm very thrilled and grateful for the opportunity Ava Duvernay has given us through her distribution company, Array. Ayanda is a universal story that everyone can relate to and it’s exciting to know that the U.S. will have a chance to see this film and see a different side of Africa and a strong unapologetic African female lead, something the world has not seen in cinema before.”

AYANDA film will screen in cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Alanta, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Houston, Detroit, Montgomery, Seattle, Calabash, Greensboro and Boston and various institutes and platforms such as ImageNation and AfriPop will also host screenings.

Terry Pheto co-produced the AYANDA film under her company, Leading Lady Productions. Since the film’s release, AYANDA has been showcased at film festivals across the globe and was recently purchased by Ava Duvernay for U.S. distribution.