A feature film that was shot in Dec 2011 in South Africa, by a local production company – Goliath Productions. Adze Ugah, writer and director, brings a whole new view on what happens when the most vulnerable of society have had enough!!
Gog’ Helen lives a forgotten life in a shantytown until she and her only relative, her beautiful granddaughter Agnes, become sucked into a life-and-death race against time as they try to get Gogo’s life savings back while outrunning vicious criminals involved in prostitution rings.
The events are sparked off when the unsuspecting Agnes, in a gesture of goodwill, buys Gogo a new mattress but also throws away the old one without Gogo’s knowledge. What Agnes doesn’t know is that inside the mattress is her grandmother’s life savings! So when Gogo returns home, the joy of seeing her granddaughter is quickly replaced by the agony of losing all her life savings.
The two rush to retrieve the mattress, only to discover that it is already on its way for recycling. Gog’ Helen and Agnes go in hot pursuit of the mattress … but meantime Agnes’ employers, a gang of ruthless prostitution racketeers, who are none too pleased that their cash cow is not making money for them, descend on the quiet informal community.
The film is headlined by an A-list cast, the film includes stars like Lillian Dube, Kagiso Rakosa, Patrick Shai, Sophie Ndaba and Winnie Modise.
Goliath Productions presents Gog’ Helen supported by Gauteng Film Commission a film by Adze Ugah
Releasing: 21 July 2012
Viewing Dates, Times and Venues for Gog’ Helen – The Movie at the Durban International Film Festival
- 21st July 20:15 Suncoast Cinema Suncoast A
- 22nd July 15:30 Ekhaya Kwamashu
- 24th July 14:00 Luthuli Museum
- 29th July 16:15 Suncoast Cinema Suncoast A
Running Time: 80 minutes
Line producer : Debbie Strumpher
Co Produced by : Adze Ugah and Themba Duncan Rikhotso
Produced by : Cati Weinek, Dumi Gumbi, Kethiwe Ngcobo
Executive Producers : Dr. Sivi Gounden and Vanessa Gounden,
Written and directed by : Adze Ugah
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