I want to see for my self
'I Want To See For Myself' examines the often forgotten legacy of African American tennis legend Arthur Ashe in Soweto, Johannesburg. Also regarded as a human rights activist, in 1977 he donated funds to build and develop the Arthur Ashe Tennis Centre in Soweto after visiting a segregated South Africa for a tennis tournament.
Today the Centre is a hive buzzing with emerging black talent. One such protégé is Amukelani Mokone, a young girl whose gifts have earned her a scholarship to a prestigious school, however that has come the pressures of acclimatizing to life with the children of the elite. Her coach, Oupa Nthuping is a person who carries Ashe's spirit with him, having nurtured talent at the centre throughout the years, but whose contribution runs the risk of going largely unnoticed
A story about struggling to break social and personal barriers; it's also a testament to the resilience of the human spirit