Ekhaya: A Family Chronicle
Molo Fish (South Africa)
Dramatic Series, 1997 – 13 Episodes x 60 minutes
EKHAYA, begins in Canada in the fall of 1989, just prior to Nelson Mandela’s release and the repeal of apartheid. Filmed on location in Johannesburg, South Africa and Toronto, Canada, Ekhaya chronicles the life of Darryl Malgas (Eric Miyeni of Cry, the Beloved Country and Bophal) and his family. The 13 one hour long episodes draw us into the stories that express the fears, hopes, joys and heartbreaks of the times.
Produced by Inner City Films Inc.
In association with CBC – Canada & the SABC and Kurira Films International, South Africa.
NOTE: Ekhaya/ Molo Fish in South Africa was the First Official Treaty Canada -South Africa Coprodcution.
FESTIVALS & AWARDS:
Honourable Mention -Best New Dramatic Series – Geneva International Film Festival – Tout Écran, 1997
Nomination Gemini Awards, 1997 – Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role, David Meyer “First Love, Then War Part 1”
ANNOUNCEMENTS, PRESS RELEASES & MEDIA COVERAGE:
The Globe and Mail (May, 2005): South Africa meets Hollywood North