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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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Spotlight: Expression is Synonymous With Exploring in Khulekani Cele’s Art Pieces

Durban fine artist Khulekani Cele's abstract style of painting stems from his penchant for exploration.

In our 'Spotlight' series, we highlight the work of photographers, visual artists, multimedia artists and more who are producing vibrant, original work. In our latest piece, we spotlight 27-year-old Durban-based fine artist Khulekani Cele. He's known for his abstract style of painting covering such themes as stereotypes, perception, gender and identity. A proponent of education, Cele holds an honours degree in visual arts from the Durban University of Technology. The freedom to create is evident in his work where different paint strokes overlap one another.

When did you start painting?

When I was young I used to get a beating at home for writing and drawing on walls with charcoal and leaves. When I think about it now I believe that I have been creative since I was born. However, painting is one of the art mediums that, in general, is defined as applying paint to the surface using a brush or tool of your choice. Therefore, I professionally started the painting medium in 2012 when I was enrolling for my fine art course at the Durban University of Technology.

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