Using film to inspire hope in Manenberg

A group of Manenberg youth plan to use their movie-making skills to honour their heritage.  The...

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A group of Manenberg youth plan to use their movie-making skills to honour their heritage.

The youngsters are planning to make a documentary about the area.

Youth members from various religious organisations in Manenberg will be hosting a heritage and cultural festival from 18 to 20 November at the Green sports field.

They want to use the event to inform the youth about the past and to inspire optimism.

Festival organiser Roegshanda Pascoe says: "The purpose of this event is to unite Manenberg as a whole. Our area is always associated with drug abuse and gangsterism and we want to show another side of our area."

She says anyone is welcome to attend the event.

"The documentary is about the people who have contributed in Manenberg and those who continue working for this community through difficult times."