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Wednesday, 20 September 2017 19:22

Davy's Fire - The Film & The Story Behind It

What later happened in Wentworth, in Eden Park and presently plays itself out in Klipspruit, Eldorado Park, first started in Davidsonville, Roodepoort…
This post 1994 struggle of Coloureds to attain equality and to oppose unfair discrimination brought on them by Black supremacists, needs to be told.
The post 1994 struggle of Coloureds to attain equality and to oppose unfair discrimination brought on them by Black supremacists, needs to be told.
Well, here it is. The premiere of Davy's Fire (one of the first Coloured communities that opposed marginalisation).
During 2015-16 the Gauteng communities of Matholiesville and Davidsonville came to presumably racial loggerheads with each other over appointments at the Roodepoort Primary School. This saw not only the two communities divided, but also saw a political divide and a nation divided on the standards of equality. It was Black against Coloured, and Bushie against Darkie.
While the news almost daily and weekly reported the stand-off between the small Coloured community of Davidsonville and the Gauteng Department of Education on the community’s refusal to allow the appointment of three Black teachers as principal and deputies and while the situation was all the more termed a racial problem of Coloureds, the SADTU union tried its best to manoeuvre the situation to its advantage. Yet, neither such efforts, nor the interdicts brought against the community’s leader, nor the closing of the school and the shooting of many innocent protesters by police could stop Davidsonville’s thirst for justice.
Davy’s Fire takes a look at these extraordinary times for Coloureds and Blacks, political friends and opponents and it seeks to showcase patriotism in the midst of a possible confusing love, challenges faced in nation building and the divides caused by unchecked political viewpoints. The film goes right down to the basics of humanity, values and the interwoven existence and relationship between Coloureds and Blacks in the democratic South Africa.

Davy's Fire starring Keanu Swartz & Juliet Gerber is produced by Brotherville Productions and the Kullid Foundation with the selfless assistance from actors, the communities and private individuals.
WATCH: Davy's Fire - Official Trailer
Join us at the Roodepoort Theatre on 28 September 2017 for the premiere of Davy's Fire.

Get your tickets from
Mr Martin Hill (073 966 2557)
Mrs Christabelle Pienaar (073 318 4825)
Mr Keano Swartz (062 264 2330)
Mr Brandon Isaacs (061 974 0564)
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June 16 2017 marked what would have been Tupac Shakur's 46th Birthday and it was aptly chosen as the official international release date for the latest and most anticipated biopic of 2Pac's life, All Eyez on Me. However the movie will officially only start playing in South African cinemas as from Friday 30 June 2017.
Of course being huge fans, we at EldosFM are celebrating #TupacWeek on EldosFM from 26 to 30 June to coincide with the SA release date of All Eyez on Me. 


Along with all the great 2Pac tracks we are playing in tribute to the late great icon of Hip Hop throughout #TupacWeek on #EldosFM, you can also WIN TICKETS to see the Tupac film All Eyez On Me at Ster Kinekor, Southgate Mall.
All you have to do is Listen to #TheFastLane 26 to 30 June, follow our presenters' instructions and you could win yourself a set of double tickets!
The Fast Lane is Eldos FM's drive time show, and airs weekdays from 15:00 to 18:00. Tune your dial to 87.6FM or stream it from the www.eldosfm.co.za home page.

All Eyez on Me captures the complicated life of Tupac and tells the story of how the prolific rapper, actor, poet & activist born Tupac Amaru Shakur grew into a legend.
Though there now are many artists who knew Tupac personally complaining of certain "inaccuracies" in the movie, the general consensus by those who have seen it in the US is that it is a fantastic movie, especially if you're a fan but even those who are not fans of Tupac say that it is a well-made film.

The film starts from his early days in New York City and we get to watch him evolve against all odds into being one of the world’s most recognized and influential voices of his time. Tupac’s raw talent, powerful lyrics and revolutionary mind-set turned him into a cultural icon and a Hip Hop Legend.
Tupac met his his untimely death at the age of 25 and his killer has still not been apprehended.

In his short life Tupac has not only captured the imagination of his generation but also of those older than him and many who were not even born yet when he was killed.
His lyrics are even studied at post-graduate university level and have been the subject of many PHD's either focusing on the literary content or the sociopolitical commentary contained in his revolutionary lyrics.
Tupac's legacy continues to grow long after his passing.

All Eyes On Me is directed by Benny Boom and stars Demetrius Shipp Jr. who plays the role of Tupac and Kat Graham as Jada Pinkett.


You can Watch the All Eyez on Me Trailer on the EldosFM Website Homepage or...

Watch the alternative trailer on Bruinou.com's #BruinouTV

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