The movie tells the story of a talented young boy who dreams of becoming a soccer player but the reality of his south African village is far away from his dream: Themba and his family are suffering from poverty, unemployment and the denial of the omnipresent AIDS. Thanks to soccer and to the the belief he has in his dreams, he finds the strength to deal with HIV infection publicly and life affirmingly. Themba is more than a soccer film as we believe it is a universal message of hope. We hope this inspiring and entertaining movie can be an instrument for the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Director: Stefanie Sycholt
Writers: Stefanie Sycholt (screenplay), Lutz van Dijk (book)
Stars:Junior Singo, Simphiwe Dana, Patrick Mofokeng