Fathers can be true heroes
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.