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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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Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

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Former Gambian Beauty Queen Fatou Jallow's Movement Against Sexual Assault Gains Traction

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A few months ago, former Gambian beauty queen Fatou 'Toufah' Jallow publicly accused former President Yahya Jammeh of rape. The 23-year-old alleged that Jammeh had raped her following her refusal of his marriage proposal during his time in office back in 2015. Under the leadership of current President Adama Barrow, The Gambian government established the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) which is now investigating human rights violations during Jammeh's tenure. Jallow, who is testifying at the commission, has spurred a movement where young women are taking a stand against sexual assault in the country under the #IamToufah banner.

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