The Road: Finding Stella

03 December 2015
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In his old age, Bab’ Themba is gifted with a well of hindsight. With the way things petered out between he and Stella back in the days of Sophiatown, all he is left with are memories. Memories that have become somewhat of a curse. A grim reminder of what could’ve been and what he has lots.

It’s a sad truth, but the man knows what it means to let “the one”, get away. Young and aspiring director Liyana, however, doesn’t see it that way. Captured by a story of love lost in Kofifi, she’s resolves to help Bab’ Themba find the missing Stella, the best way she knows how.

So she took to the social media streets with search party using #FindStella as her north star. The response was overwhelming with every old lady and her friend pitching a tent the Bambatha studios, claiming to be the Stella.

A world of chancers

The idea of his life, his garden on sacred memories, being flung out in the public as the subject of a media carnival, was most offensive and upsetting to him. They know nothing about true love and the pain that comes with losing it, was his reaction.

PR heaven

Liyana was there to stroke he’s wounds and help him see the glass as half full instead of empty – as she does.

But it still remains to be seen. Will they find Stella?

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