ONE DAY IN JUNE

FEATURE FILM

Living in a shelter for homeless teenagers, Zenande’s deepest wish is to be fetched by her mother one day – in a huge nice car.  

Abandoned at birth by her teenage mother, Zenande longs for this reunion. When troubled Afika arrives at the shelter, she forms a close bond with Zenande and the two plot their escape.  

They embark on a search for their biological mothers, with very little information to go by.  As they travel together, the two girls become very close, learning many things about one another. This search leads to heartbreak and new beginnings, a chance for both girls to come to terms with each of their difficult histories.  

Their friendship is tested as Zenande realizes that her own mother does not want her — and so decides to pose as Afika in order to claim her friend’s mother as her own.  

Ayanda Halimana

Ayanda studied Theatre and performing Arts at the Market Theatre Laboratory where she obtained a higher certificate. She then trained as Script Editor with South African Broadcasting Corporation and the National Film and Video Foundation in South Africa. She quickly moved from interns to Acting Head of Genre during her time at the SABC. 

Ayanda also mentors & facilitates workshops for KwaZulu Natal Film Commission, their FITI Program as well as NFVF Spark. She currently works as a Head Writer / Script Editor / Workshop Facilitator / Script Writer for Dramas and Feature Films. Ayanda has just finished working on “Makoti” for SABC 1 – as Head Writer and Creative Producer.