Subtitle:One man´s courage to live out his values
Country:Südafrika 2010
Language:OF m. engl. UT
Length:93 Minutes
Film series:Neue Filme aus Nordafrika und Südafrika

Director :Trengove, John
Screenplay:Rowe, Michelle
Cinematography:Mulaudzi, Jo
 Nel, Willie
Editing:Bosch, Karyn
 Botha, Jan
 Fahey-Goldsmith, Bridgette
Sound:Mhlongo, Humble
Cast:Abrahams, Jody
 Dube, Desmond
 Khumalo, Leleti
 Mokoena, Fana
 Ndaba, Themba
 Pheto, Terry
 Pienaar, Jonathan
 Rossouw, Wilmien
Producer:Gavshon, Harriet
Production company:Curious Pictures


Hopeville tells the story of Amos, a reformed alcoholic on a mission to forge a relationship with his estranged son, Themba. When father and son arrive in the dusty town of Hopeville, they discover a mean little community where apathy, fear and  uspicion are the order of the day. When Amos decides to restore the public swimming pool so that his son can purse a swimming career, he is met with skepticism and resistance from the town‘s authorities and its inhabitants. Through patience, determination  and above all courage, Amos‘ selfless acts ripples through Hopeville, inspiring others to take action and to do what they know is right. Slowly but surely, good ripples through Hopeville, transforming the town and its inhabitant for good.
The story of the film was inspired by a pupular TV serieas. Due to its cast of famous actors it was disributed with 43 digital copies to cinemas in South Africa. At the FESPACO in Ouagadougou it won the frice for best TV film, in South Africa it was awarded best camera, best editing and best music.


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  • Filmstill Hopeville
  • Filmstill Hopeville