When We Were Black (Season 1)
Length: 4 x 48 min SABC 1
Awards: Fespaco 2008 – Best Drama. / SAFTAS 2008 – 7 awards for Best Script, Drama, Direction, Music, Wardrobe, Editing, Cinematography / Reims International Film Festival – Best Drama, Award Canal+ (Fr) Broadcast
This award winning mini-series is a coming of age drama set against the backdrop of June 1976 during the liberation struggle in Soweto. It is a love story so beautifully told, that it instils pride and longing. The series won numerous awards, including Best Director, Best TV Series, Best Cinematographer, Best Supporting Actor, Best Script, Best Music and Best Wardrobe at the South African Film and TV (SAFTAS) Awards in 2007. The Series also won Best Television Drama at Reims – 21 Rencontres Internationales de Television in France, 2008 and in 2009 went on to win the Jury Prize for Best Television Drama Series at FESPACO. The series discovered new talent, and actors who have now become regular faces on South African screens and also featured some of the country’s best known talent; Jerry Mofokeng, Tony Kgoroge and Presley Chweneyagae.