Fezeka’s Voice tells the true story of choirmaster Phumi Tsewu and his unwavering dedication to his township, his school and his choir. For 15 years he has been teaching the children at Fezeka High School in Gugulethu, South Africa – not just how to sing but how to live. Chronicling the highs and lows of their first adventure overseas to perform on a world stage, the film exposes Phumi’s commitment and spirit as he teaches his students everything from manners to Mozart, bringing them focus, pride and joy.

Produced by London based company Ciel Productions and Exec Produced by Dartmouth Film’s Christopher Hird (The End of The Line) and Corniche Pictures’ Hani Farci (Waltz with Bashir), the film was completed in September 2009. It has since picked up the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Tri-Continental Film Festival, South Africa, as well as a nomination for Most Inspirational Film at the Henley International Film Festival, UK.  Fezeka’s Voice was also the only feature film chosen to screen at the British Museum’s Mandela Day celebrations in July of this year.



November 12, 2010


Holly Lubbock


Ciel Productions Limited


Documentary, Music


80 minutes