31 March 2017 – Young people in Orlando / Noordgesig were treated to a special screening of Vaya The Movie by Planact in partnership with the Future Film Training Trust, this week.

Vaya is a South African film based on real-life stories of people who have experienced the harsh realities of big city life. The film interweaves three separate plots, in a gripping, moving and often humorous narrative about struggling for survival and dignity in the city.

The screening in Orlando is one of many planned edutainment exercises for young people in a number communities that Planact works in. The aim of screening such movies as Vaya is to improve social cohesion for young people through fun and innovative ways that are relevant for them.

Vaya is directed by Akin Omotoso and produced by Harriet Perlman, Robbie Thorpe and Rethabile Mothobi and it is set to open in South African Cinemas in October 2017. VAYA has been screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival in Germany and many more.