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Heartlines 8 Films 8 Values

Heartlines 8 Films 8 Values

8 Weeks, 8 Values, 1 National Conversation. Heartlines’ founding campaign centred around these films, which were aired on public television and remain notable local productions. Each dealt with a specific value and used the power of story to share a message of hope and motivation for social change.

The box set of all eight films is available from our online store.

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A second chance can change a life. For Manyisa (played by Mduduzi Mabaso), a convicted thief, a chance at redemption comes along when he is paroled and taken in by a pastor and his family.

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The Miners Portrait
The Miners

The Miners tells the story of a tender friendship that is almost destroyed by the prejudices of an older generation. Against the backdrop of a mining community where the divides of Apartheid are slow to disappear, Sandra, a white girl, and Moagi a black boy, form an unlikely friendship.

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The Good Provider Portrait
The Good Provider

Hard work is everything to Solomon Sithole. It gives him an identity, providing him with self-esteem and a purpose. But Solomon’s sense of identity is challenged when the printing house at which he works closes due to managerial negligence.

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Matthew Colley’s future is bright. Born into a wealthy and successful family, he plans to study overseas on a tennis scholarship upon leaving school. But a trip to the Quikshop with his mother changes everything. A policeman rushing to a crime scene jumps a red light and Matthew is killed.

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The Good Fight

Faith is aptly named. She fully believes implicitly that God will protect her through life’s journey. Forced to head to Johannesburg to look for work upon the death of her mother, Faith initially finds her faith rewarded.

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The Bet Portrait
The Bet

High school is all about pressure: the pressure to excel, to be cool and to fit in. Biko, played by Atandwa Kani, knows all about pressure. On the brink of writing his matric exams, Biko’s priorities are girls and having fun.

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The Piano
The Piano

Errol Tyres is an upstanding citizen, active in the community and church. Deeply in love with Berenice, his wife of 30 years, Errol decides to buy her a piano after hearing how much she loved to play before they married.

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The Other Woman Portrait
The Other Woman

Refilwe is the star of her advertising agency: passionate, driven and successful. But her priorities change when a little girl, Tshiamo, comes to her work, looking for her ex-husband.

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