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SA film 'Noem my skollie' tops the charts at box office

Noem My Skollie is a South African film based on the life of writer John Fredericks. It is set in the ‘60s and tells the story of a Cape Flats kid and his friends and how they got involved in gangsterism and ended up behind bars.

Speaking to CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies, Fredericks relives life in prison and how he eventually turned his life around.

Things happened in my life when I was young and in the film I bare my soul.

John Fredericks, author of Noem my Skollie

The film shows you the many reasons why youth join gangs.

John Fredericks, author of Noem my Skollie

When I was 14 years old, I was arrested for the first time and I got my lashes... I was labeled, I was called a skollie. At 15 years I got a Mr Crime tattoo...

John Fredericks, author of Noem my Skollie

When I turned 17 I was arrested again, I had 5 cases and 30 lashes on my back. The magistrate decided that now I'm going to send you to prison. My sweat, blood and tears are buried in the foundations of Pollsmoor prison.

John Fredericks, author of Noem my Skollie

The film claimed the No. 10 spot at the Ster Kinekor box office. This means more than 7 000 people have been to see the film on its debut and counting.

Listen to the full conversation below:


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