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Terry Pheto stars in new local film

Director and writer Charlie Vundla and actress and producer Terry Pheto star together in The Tribe, a new film which explores the complexities of a troubled marriage.

Terry Pheto

The Tribe is a tale about a young university professor (Vundla) who is saved from self-destruction by a former school mate and begins a journey to rescue his house, his marriage and his life. The film releases countrywide on 17 March 2017.

It is the second time that the two celebrities are teaming up on the big screen, following How to Steal 2 Million, an action film written and directed by Vundla and starring Pheto, which was released in 2011, to commercial and critical acclaim. 

This time around, Vundla, who directed, wrote and produced The Tribe, also makes a turn in front of the camera, in the lead role of Smanga.

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Pheto, who made her acting debut in 2005 in the multi award-winning Tsotsi, stars as Laura, his wife. 

She is a beautiful but troubled woman. Having often relied on her looks to get through life, she has complex self-worth issues. 

The film has screened at several festivals already, including Toronto International Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival, Africa International Film Festival, Pan African Film Festival Los Angeles, Atlanta Film Festival, New York African Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, and Raindance Film Festival in the UK.

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