The 8-part film series that generated a national conversation on positive values last year will be re-screened at prime time from 16 October at 19.30 on SABC 2. The multi-lingual films that touched the heart of all South Africans have garnered both national and international acclaim.
Winning a prestigious Canadian 2007 BANFF World Television Award for the film “The Good Provider”; a Special Recognition Award for the series at the New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival, pilule plus awards for the feature film ‘HEARTLINES’ from America, discount Japan and Mexico, medical has firmly cemented the winning partnership between producers Curious Pictures and HEARTLINES/The Mass Media Project.
In the soon to be held local 2007 SAFTA Awards “The Good Provider” – the heart-wrenching story of a father who is retrenched and is too ashamed to face his family – has received 9 nominations. The feature film ‘HEARTLINES’ has been nominated as best film in the feature film category.
Viewership of the 2006 screening doubled from the first film to the last, indicating that as word spread, more and more people were drawn to the films. SABC and HEARTLINES received several requests for a rebroadcast of the series, and many people have bought the DVD sets for re-screening at home and in group settings.
Against the backdrop of a South Africa in which the high levels of crime and HIV&AIDS continue to impede its progress, the aim of the HEARTLINES project is to engender hope. Recognising that all people of goodwill share the same universal values, HEARTLINES has set out on a journey that will hopefully culminate in people not only paying lip service to such values, but having the courage to LIVE them.
If all South Africans lived out values such as compassion, self-control, responsibility, forgiveness, acceptance, perseverance and grace (second-chances), the rationale is that the historically practised African culture of ‘ubuntu’ would be re-energised and change the landscape. This in turn would facilitate the kind of behaviour that appears to have been sacrificed at the altar of materialism and self.
A variety of state-of-the-art resources such as values discussion guides accompanied by shortened versions of the 8 films on DVD have been developed to be used in communities and institutions. Encouraging the community to live out values, programmes are in progress for schools, government, business, correctional services and youth. Also in the pipe-line for television are films dealing with crime, poverty and HIV&AIDS as well as 60-second inspirational values adverts and a regular HEARTLINES Minute reflecting positive news.
Don’t miss the re-broadcast of the award-winning HEARTLINES films
from 16 October on SABC 2 at 19.30 every Tuesday.
16 October: The Miners (Acceptance)
23 October: The Good Provider (Responsibility)
30 October: Crossroads (Forgiveness)
06 November: The Bet (Self-control)
13 November: The Good Fight (Perseverance)
20 November: The Piano (Honesty)
27 November: The Other Woman (Compassion)
04 December: HEARTLINES the feature film (first half)
11 December: HEARTLINES (second half)
For information on the re-screening of the series contact the HEARTLINES office at 011 771 2540.
To order resources call 0861 44 22 88, firstname.lastname@example.org