Bay documentary to be shown on e.tv

Nomahlubi Jordaan

THE journey of two former rival gang members who now work together to educate Port Elizabeth’s northern areas youth about the dangers of gangsterism, is to be told in a documentary to be aired on e.tv this weekend.

Titled My Ma se Kind, it was produced by Adhoc Productions and will be broadcast on Sunday at 6.30pm.

Justin Oliphant, the director, said while it centred around the lives of Wesley Quantoi and Rodwell Peters, he had made it to tell a story about ubuntu, something he said was now lacking in communities. He received the opportunity to have his documentary shown on e.tv after the station sent out a brief for proposals in 2011.

“The documentary is not so much about the gangs, but about the need for us as members of the community to return to the values of ubuntu.”

He said the two main characters had given an insight into gang life. “It’s an in-your-face documentary and has an age restriction of 13 for violence.”

 

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