first prize for SINGING FOR LIFE at the SOLELUNA Festival 2012,
Palermo, in the category “Out of Med”
We are happy to announce that SINGING FOR LIFE has won the
special price for “programmes that effect social change”
at the PRIX ITALIA 2011
and is shortlisted at the GOLDEN PRAGUE FESTIVAL 2011
June 7th 2010 – 23:30: ORF “Artgenossen”June 13th 2010 – 00:20: 3SAT “lebens.art”
June 13th 2010 – 12:00: “Sternstunde Kunst” at SF
July 4th 2010 – 19:30: BBC FOUR
July 8th 2010 – 23:00: ETV1
We are very happy to report that after the first broadcast of the film in ORF one of the films protagonists MANDELAKHE NJOHI has found a privat patrone who will make it possible for her to finally finish school and thus offering her a fair chance to leave her township one day.
After the films broadcast on Swiss TV SF also Thamsanqa Sikampula found a patrone to support him and also his family back in the townships of Langa in the future.
Barbara Weissenbeck: “I’m more than happy that my dreams with making this film are now after three years of work coming true!”
Singing for Life
“These kind of voices Verdi must have heard inside his ears while he was composing. They don’t exist anymore in Europe, but here in South Africa they are still prospering.” Angelo Gobbato, former director at Cape Town Opera
A film on the power of music that raises hope and visions of three opera singers who come from the townships of Cape Town. Their courageous voices are crossing borders in every sense despite the ups and downs of life.