Kyle (Melick Gould) is a troubled but promising young man, unemployed, fatherless and raised by a single mother, Sandra (Lorcia Cooper Kumalo). With nothing much to keep him motivated besides his love for cars, Kyle finds himself in the clutches of a powerful local gang leader, Rooi (Jerome Du Plooy).
When another father figure steps in to offer him a new sense of direction, Kyle must make a choice. Can Bra Warren (Bradley Olivier) help Kyle find a different path in his life? Does Kyle want it badly enough?
Manskap is one of the Heartlines Fathers Matter films released in 2022 and is in Afrikaans, with subtitles in English.
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We have some great questions to help you continue the conversation once you've watched the film.
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How do you feel about this film? What surprised, upset or shocked you?
Why do you think Kyle was tempted to get involved with Rooi and his crew? What other options did he have?
What do you think motivated Bra Warren to take an interest in Kyle and to try help him?
Rooi could also be considered a father figure to Andrew, Kyle and Keegan. What do you think of the type of father figure Rooi played?
There are many complex relationships in this film – Sandra and Rooi; Mrs Williams and Kyle; Andrew and Kyle. Which ones got you thinking?
Bra Warren spoke about slaying a “Goliath”. Are there any “Goliaths” in your life or community that you feel challenged to do something about? Who are the “Bra Warrens” who might help you?
What do you think of the decision Kyle made in the end? What do you think it cost him to make that decision?
Looking for help?
If you or someone you know was impacted by this film and would like help to take the next steps in their journey, there are many different organisations in South Africa doing great work to support fathers and families.
Click on the link below to find out more about some of these support organisations.
Read our interview with director Eric Mogale
Meet Eric Mogale, the director of Manskap, one of the six films in Heartlines’ Fathers Matter Film Series. Eric has worked as a creative director, director and producer for a number of well-known South African productions.
Behind the scenes
- Running Time: 25min
- Release Date: 22 October 2022
- Rating: PG
- Genre: Drama
- Language: Afrikaans
- Director: Eric Mogale
- Cast: Melick Gould, Lorcia Cooper Kumalo, Jerome Du Plooy, Bradley Olivier, Edwin Mathews, Kevin Narain, Liam Lincolin Isaacs
- Written by: Zaba LeRoto Hlathswayo