Fa­thers can be true heroes

Weekend Post (South Africa) - - Television -

SABC2 brings view­ers a six-part se­ries called My Fa­ther My Hero, which started on Sat­ur­day No­vem­ber 3 at 6pm. The pro­gramme has no pre­sen­ter or nar­ra­tor; it is driven by the char­ac­ters.

My Fa­ther My Hero is a so­cio-life­style docu-re­al­ity se­ries that will fo­cus on hon­our­ing and cel­e­brat­ing con­tri­bu­tions made by fa­thers from their chil­dren’s points of view.

It is set to evoke di­a­logue, spark thoughts and en­cour­age com­mu­ni­ca­tion.

The show is aimed at high­light­ing good ex­am­ples of male par­ent­ing.

A warm se­ries of hon­our and pride, it high­lights chil­dren who would like to thank and hon­our their ex­cep­tional fa­thers/fa­ther fig­ures who have greatly im­pacted and con­tinue to play a pos­i­tive role in their lives. This pro­gramme aims to shift mind­sets about fa­ther­hood and re­de­fine the role of men by the sto­ries it puts in the spot­light – a chance to show per­fect im­per­fec­tions.

“Fa­ther­hood is one of the most im­por­tant as­pects of fam­ily and this se­ries looks at the im­pact fa­thers can have on their chil­dren. A lit­tle grat­i­tude goes a long way from kids in say­ing thank you to their fa­thers and en­sur­ing that they ce­ment that bond, vice versa, and this can au­gur well for that fa­ther/child re­la­tion­ship,” Zandile Nkonyeni, head of SABC TV Channels, said.

“It gives us great plea­sure to present this con­tent to our view­ers as ‘fam­ily’ is one of our SABC 2 key pil­lars and we are pleased to con­tinue to con­trib­ute to SA fam­i­lies in a mean­ing­ful way.”

In a so­ci­ety where women are frowned on for hav­ing chil­dren out of wed­lock and failed mar­riages, Sat­ur­day’s episode, ti­tled Nom­pumelelo Gazide, shows grat­i­tude to a fa­ther who sup­ported his daugh­ter de­spite what so­ci­ety dic­tated.

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