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When We Were Black

Genres: Drama, Miniseries, Period Drama, Anthology Series
Broadcast on: SABC1, SABC3

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Seasons

Season 1

Channel Premiere Finale TX Time Episodes
SABC1 21 Dec 2006 11 Jan 2007 Thursdays, 21h00 - 22h00 4


Season 1

It is Soweto, 1976, and Fistos, an intelligent but shy teenager, meets Mangi, the girl of his dreams.

The daughter of a local liberation preacher, she is the on-off girlfriend of Modise, a rising star in the world of student politics.

Fistos is smitten, and being the target of the school gang doesn't help either. Now, not only must he confront these bullies, but he must cloak his sexual desires and learn the art of seduction within a revolutionary context.

The mini-series was shot over four weeks in September and October 2006 and features a guest appearance by Tsotsi star Presley Chweneyagae, who recites the historical poem by Ingoapele Madingoane: "Africa my Beginning".

The tagline of the mini-series is: "Love in a time of revolt."

Created and directed by Khalo Matabane and produced by Bornfree Media for SABC1, the series was executive produced by Carolyn Carew, Mandla Sibeko and Khalo Matabane. The music was by Philip Miller, with additional music provided by Gallo Music:

Artist: The Movers
Title: Soweto Inn
Composer: Thapedi/Thakwane
Publisher: Gallo MusicGallo Music
Album Title: Best ot the Movers 2

Artist: Way Back
Title: Members
Composer: Ntemi Piliso
Publisher: Gallo Music
Album Title: At Mavutheta

Artist: Malombo
Title: Mbaqanga Blues
Composer: P Tabane
Publisher: Gallo Music
Album Title: Pelo Pelo

Artist: The Movers
Title: The Bump Jive
Composer: T Phalo/L Masilela
Publisher: Gallo Music
Album Title: Best of the Best

Artist: The Movers
Title: Crying Guitar
Composer: S Chounyane
Publisher: Gallo Music
Album Title: Best of the Best

Artist: Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Title: Baba Wethu Ningenile
Composer: J Shabalala
Publisher: Gallo Music
Album Title: Ukukhanya Kwelanga

 

Season 1 Cast

(scroll to bottom for available actor bios)
 
Starring

Matli Mohapeloa		...	Fistos
Lali Dangazele		...	Mangi
Ndoni Khanyile		...	Nozipho
Motlatsi Mafatshe	...	Casper
Wandile Molebatsi	...	Modise
Harriet Manamela	...	Aunty
Patrick Mofokeng	...	Rev Serote
Jerry Mofokeng		...	Ntate
Presley Chweneyagae	...	Poet

Recurring / Guests

Drikus Volschenk	...	Agent Van Tonder
Nozipho Nkelemba	...	Mmatsietsi
Lawrence Joffe		...	Policeman #1
Puleng Molebatsi	...	Guest Star
Tony Kgoroge		...	Handler
Gavin van den Berg	...	Special Agent Trichard
Cobus Venter		...	Policeman #2
Dirk Vermeulen		...	Inspector Van Tonder
Jabu Makhubu		...	Rev Seleke
Motlatsi Mahloko	...	Thomas
Phillip Mosoeu		...	Constable Maseko
Moses Mandlazi		...	Constable Sello
Sibonelo Nyawo		...	Jimmy
Mduduzi Nyawo		...	Danger
Ndaba Ugwana		...	Mr Kgotle
Stembiso Dilwayo	...	Bobo
Prince Mookana		...	Pupil #1
Jabulani Mola		...	Pupil #2
Frans Schoeman		...	Mr Van Heerden
Selaelo Maredi		...	Mr Molefe
Luvuyo Mqweba		...	Mr Mangena
Pule Motloung		...	Botsotso
Sophie Mdyada		...	Casper Mother
Wilson Mabela		...	Truck Driver


Season 1 Cast

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Fistos

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Mangi

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Nozipho

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Casper

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Modise

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Aunty

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Rev Serote

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Ntate

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Agent Van Tonder

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Guest Star

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Handler

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Inspector Van Tonder

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Mmatsietsi

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Policeman #1

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Policeman #2

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Rev Seleke

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Special Agent Trichard


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