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27 February 2008

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KING NAKI AND THE THUNDERING HOOVES: A DOCUMENTARY IN PROGRESS BY PLEXUS FILMS

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Set in rural South Africa, this is a surprising story about an unconventional horse race and a humble man who is risking his livelihood to win it. It's about a dream, passion and blind faith, against the odds.

Mr. King Naki has the greatest and most successful racehorse in the whole of upper and lower Bolotwa. People travel to his tiny village to see the famous horse in the stables he built himself . He was raised to follow in his
father's footsteps, working as a stable hand in the city. But he had bigger plans, so he quit the stables and spent all his savings (R8000) to buy a horse. The people in his village thought he was crazy to blow all his money
on a horse. He responded by calling his horse "Thula Sibone" - Wait and See! His dream is to win the annual Amateur Horseracing Championships.

Miki Redelinghuys (producer) & Tim Wege (director) - pictured above
Researcher: Zukiswa Pakasa
www.plexusfilms.co.za



KING NAKI AND THE THUNDERING HOOVES was one of 23 projects selected from more than 140 entries from around the world, to participate at the DOCS BARCELONA pitching forum in January. Producer, Miki Redelinghuys and director, Tim Wege pitched the film to a very positive response. Although they don't yet have real investment, the strong international interest in the film was very encouraging.

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EUROPEAN DOCUMENTARY NETWORK
While in Barcelona, Miki used the opportunity to forge links between the EDN (European Documentary Network) and the DFA. The DFA was offered a free annual membership to the EDN, giving the DFA access to forum discussions, contacts of international commissioning editors and being part of the greater international documentary community. This is an exceptionally good thing since annual EDN membership usually costs R1 125 per person. The DFA will be providing additional information on accessing contact details for Euro commissioning editors through the EDN website. www.edn.dk

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