Free screening of Forgotten Kingdom in Sharpeville
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Sharpeville township residents can enjoy a free cinema experience this weekend when Red Carpet Screenings, with support from the Gauteng Film Commission (GFC), screens The Forgotten Kingdom, the acclaimed drama set in the breathtaking mountains of Lesotho.

The first feature movie filmed in Lesotho and in the Sesotho language, The Forgotten Kingdom tells the story of Atang Mokoenya (Zenzo Ngqobe), who lives in Johannesburg and travels to his birth country, a land he has forgotten, to bury his estranged father.

The movie will be shown at Sharpeville Hall at 7pm on Friday, 24 July. Entrance is free.

Red Carpet Screenings, facilitated by Tamol Media with support from the GFC, aims to create audience appreciation of local content through screenings of SA-made movies in the Sedibeng region, focusing on historically disadvantaged communities such as Sharpeville, Boipatong, Sebokeng and Bophelong.

Tamol Media works closely with Sedibeng District Municipality to access venues and facilities for its screenings, which seek to provide a platform for local filmmakers, including aspirant and amateur filmmakers, while serving as a marketing tool and a means of gauging market demand.

Films screened to date include Ngaope, Go'g Helen, Little One, and Sobukwe.

For more information on Friday's event, email

Source: staff reporter

Contact the Gauteng Film Commission