I Dream Manenberg| 15mins
Director: Richard Bolland | Producer: Pete Portal
Focus Years: 2010 | Country: South Africa
Dowayne is a 19 year old teenager living in Manenberg, South Africa. Caught up in drugs and gangs from the age of 12, Dowayne as well as many of the teenagers living in Manenberg have a compromised hope for the future.
His father left when he was born; his mother is a drug dealer. He witnesses violent crimes on a daily basis and has been involved in numerous crimes himself. Through the help of a few dedicated individuals Dowayne has pulled himself out of the cycle of abuse and is working towards a new hope: to be the spark in his community of darkness. This is a story of Dowayne's life and his dream for Manenberg.