WATCH: Terry Pheto’s ‘Ayanda And The Mechanic’ World Premiere Gets Date!

Terry Pheto is on top of the world right now, literally. The globetrotting Rockville actress has been hard at work promoting the movie Ayanda And The Mechanic.

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Terry Pheto is on top of the world right now, literally. The globetrotting Rockville actress has been hard at work promoting the movie Ayanda And The Mechanic, which she co-produced as one of her flagship projects from her company – Leading Lady Productions. Fresh from a screening run at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in France, the film is set to premiere in Los Angeles later on June 13, according to reports.

But that’s just the start.

Ayanda And The Mechanic- directed by Sara Blecher (Otelo Burning)-  is also booked to open the looming Durban International Film Festival. That kicks off the 16th of July until the the 26th of that month.

Set in the Afropolitan town of Yeoville in the heart of Johannesburg, the coming of age film is an intriguing and original local feature that tells a compelling story of a young South African girl who undertakes the difficult task of trying to save her late father’s legacy. To achieve this, she has to fight to keep her father’s motor repair shop alive against sobering realities of imminent closure.

The 21 year old Afro-hipster has to circumvent gender social constraints, put on greasy overalls and start piecing together neglected pieces with love to revive the shop. Along this journey, she finds herself bringing together pieces of herself that had been scattered.

What the movie really offers is a fresh story that exceeds not only formulaic narratives that have kept the richness of South African stories from being told, but also the limited scope through which we understand black femininity and the positioning of women in Africa.

Sterling perfomances by Fulu Mugovhani and Nigerian actor OC Ukeje, as well some of the finest South African actors that include Ntathi Moshesh, Kenneth Nkosi, Jafta Mamabola, Thomas Gumede, Sihle Xaba and Vanessa Cooke elevate this wonderful production to an even greater place – where it ought to be.

Ayanda And The Mechanic hits the big screens on the 28th of August in South Africa.

Watch the trailer below

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ey0zFRYNdno]

 

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