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South African Actress Terry Pheto Stars in London-Shot Film ‘FACES’

The film is directed by the award-winning British-Nigerian director, Joseph a. Adesunloye.

South African actress Terry Pheto will be the lead actor in a film called FACES. The feature film was shot in London, and is directed by the award-winning British-Nigerian director, Joseph a. Adesunloye.


"It's always great to work with incredible actors and talented film makers from all parts of the world. I don't take it for granted what a privilege it is to grow my global footprint, which such amazing story tellers. FACES is a movie that addresses universal issues that will resonate with all," Pheto says.

The movie's cast includes Shingai Shoniwa of The Noisettes playing her first major film role, Aki Omoshaybi (The Riot Club, Kids In Love, Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Suzette Llewellyn (EastEnders, Coronation Street, Holby City) and French actor and model Matthieu Charneau (The Bastard Executioner).

FACES will have its exclusive world premiere in South Africa at the 39th Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) this Sunday, on the 22nd of July.

Terry Pheto has starred in movies such as Tsotsi (2005), How To Steal 2 Million (2012), Cuckold (2015), among others, and has appeared on The Bold and The Beautiful (2011). She won Best Supporting Actress at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2012 for her role on How To Steal 2 Million.

Watch the trailer for FACES below:

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Cameroon Holds Vigil to Remember Children Killed in School Attack

Residents in Kumba paid their respects to the seven lives lost, and those injured during the attack over the weekend.

In the latest tragedy to come from Cameroon's historically violent clash between Anglo and Francophone citizens, seven children were murdered after attackers stormed a school with guns and machetes over the weekend.

In what has been deemed as the "darkest and saddest day," by Bishop Agapitus Nfon of Kumba, armed attackers stormed the Mother Francisca International Bilingual Academy, targeting students aged 9 to 12. The tragic event saw dozens of children injured, some critically.

The attack has shocked the nation, with both local and international agencies condemning the horrible offense. On Monday, Cameroonian President Paul Biya denounced the "horrific murder" of the school children, and alluded to the "appropriate measures" being taken in order to bring justice to the families of the victims. Prime Minister Dion Ngute Joseph shared his condolences via a tweet saying, "I bow before the memory of these innocent kids."

The Cameroonian presidency and governing body have blamed Anglophone 'separatists' for the attack, though the group claims no part in the attack.

Human rights groups, however, have blamed both opposing parties, as the conflict has led to the death of over 3,000 deaths and resulted in more than 700,000 Cameroonians fleeing their homes and the country.

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