South Africa: SABC to produce feature films on SA Icons and kicks off with Sobukwe

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SABC executives have signed an agreement with the family of the late Pan African Congress (PAC) President, Robert Sobukwe, in Cape Town, to produce a feature film on his life. It's the first film to be made in the "Icons series" on African soil. The Icons is a 10-part documentary feature film series, capturing men and women who have made a profound impact on African history. The SABC's Mvuzo Mbebe says a total of R50 million has been set aside for the project.

"As the SABC we've said we will go and make sure that over the next number of years we recognise a number of icons both in terms of people and in terms of places, monuments - so that we as South Africans really know our history on one side, and restore our own dignity. "Sobukwe is the first; we have now agreed we are going to do Oscar Mpetha, Miriam Makeba, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, we are going to do the Timbaktu series."