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Twitter competition: Win tickets to exclusive film preview of LIFE, ABOVE ALL


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You could win one of two pairs of tickets to an exclusive preview screening of the film ‘Life, Above All’ at the Tricycle Cinema in London.

All you need to do is retweet this message before 3pm on Wednesday 25 May to be in with a chance to attend an exclusive preview introduced by the Director Oliver Schmitzat who will answer questions from the audience after the film.

The preview will be at the Tricycle Cinema in London, UK on Thursday 26 May 2011 at 8.20pm.

We will pick a winner at random and send you direct message on twitter with the email address you’ll need to claim your prize.

The Alliance is pleased to be a supporting partner of this compelling and moving film:



Based on the best-selling novel ‘Chanda’s Secrets’ by Allan Stratton

LIFE, ABOVE ALL is a heartfelt tale of 12 year old Chanda who learns of an unpleasant rumour that spreads through her village. As a result, her mother is forced to seek refuge from prejudice of her superstitious neighbours.

Chanda soon begins to suspect, however, that things might not be as they seem: fearing for her mother’s safety and unable to trust even those closest to her, she sets out on a journey to uncover the truth.

LIFE, ABOVE ALL is a resonant and emotional drama, stunningly performed by first-time-actress Khomotso Manyaka. The film captures the enduring strength of loyalty and a courage powered by the heart.

Directed by acclaimed award-winning South African film-maker Oliver Schmitz, (the creative force behind PARIS, JE T’AIME), LIFE, ABOVE ALL is a poignant and significant film that comments on the social epidemic of HIV and AIDS in South Africa.

The film’s exposures to realistic conditions are present throughout, mirrored through the fact that a part of the film was made in the real Ndlovu Care Group clinic which services the communities of Elandsdoorn and Bushbuckridge in addition to its surrounding townships. The clinic is imperative in the prevention of HIV infections and promotes personal wellbeing and community health. LIFE, ABOVE ALL is a poignant worthy film that is socially relevant to several societal issues today.