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Producers Of Sink Announce Special Screenings In Support Of humanitarian Organisation, Jam

The producers of the new Afrikaans feature film Sink have announced special screenings in support of the international relief organisation Joint Aid Management (JAM). A portion of the ticket price will go to the organisation.

JAM is an African-founded humanitarian relief and development organisation founded in 1984 by Peter and Ann Pretorius after Peter was left stranded in Pambarra, Mozambique, at a food distribution point where he witnessed the horrific consequences of starvation, with children dying around him every day.

Since then, JAM has supplied millions of meals to children, developed agricultural projects, provided safe drinking water, built factories, schools, as well as clinics.

Through the support of donors and partners JAM feeds over one million children and continues its programmes each and every day in South Africa, Angola, Rwanda, Mozambique and South Sudan, operating on a fully inclusive basis, without discrimination of race, religion, gender, or political persuasion.

“We are thrilled to be able to support this worthy organisation”, says Sink writer and director Brett Michael Innes. “JAM does incredible work in South Africa and beyond our borders and we are happy to be involved with the remarkable people who run this organisation”.

Based on Innes’ novel ‘Rachel Weeping’, SINK tells the story of Rachel, a Mozambican domestic worker living in Johannesburg, who is forced to make a life-changing decision after her daughter dies while under the care of her South African employer; return to poverty stricken Mozambique or continue working for the people responsible for the death of her child so that she can keep her home, her visa and continue to support her family. Things become even more complicated when she finds out that her employers are expecting their first child forcing all three to try to find a way to live with the tragic accident that has brought them together.

The film stars Anel Alexander (Faan se Trein, Semi-Soet, Discreet) Shoki Mokgapa (The First Grader, Judge Dredd, Long Walk to Freedom), Jacques Bessenger (Ballade vir ‘n Enkeling, Wolwedans in die Skemer, Verraaiers), Amalia Uys (Double Echo, Sy Klink Soos Lente), and 6-year old Asante Mabuza (The Last Face). Vuyelwa Booi, Diaan Lawrenson, Sandra Vaughn, Corine du Toit, Hanli Rolfes, Leandie du Randt, Siyabonga Radebe, Mandi Baard, Sarahann Doherty du Plooy, Vera Ephraim, Kabomo Vilakazi round out the cast.

Bookings are now open and the public can book tickets for screenings of the film on 17 MARCH at the following venues:

STER-KINEKOR

Cinema Nouveau Brooklyn (Pretoria), Cinema Nouveau Rosebank (Johannesburg), Tygervalley (Cape Town), Eastgate (East Rand), The Grove (Pretoria). www.sterkinekor.com/SINK

NU METRO

Woodlands (Pretoria), Walmer (P.E), Canal Walk (Cape Town), Menlyn Park (Pretoria) and Loch Logan (Bloemfontein). www.numetro.co.za/SINK

There are also a number of exciting prizes up for grabs, so book your tickets now.

JAM Website: Website: www.jam-international.org / Email: info@jamint.com

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry.

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