Against All Odds

Against All Odds profiles South African youths who faced adversity and who triumphantly reflect on the road they have traveled to wellness.

Against All Odds profiles South African youths who  face adversity and who triumphantly reflect on the road they have travelled to wellness.  A central question that was posed to each participant was: ‘How did you manage to overcome your adversity to become a conqueror instead of a victim in your situation?’ The series included the role that individuals and organisations played to assist these youths along the way. Each episode also contained a reward segment where the participant was rewarded with something that is of interest to them. It covered the child’s involvement in various activities such as sports, outdoor activities, outreaches and achievements. Against All Odds was nominated for SAFTA in 2012 in the category of best youth programme.
The series was directed by Kaye Ann Williams and Benitha Vlok. Director of Photography was Uwe Jansch SASC and Benitha Vlok.

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  • LENGTH: 24 minutes
  • DIRECTOR: Kaye Ann Williams/Benitha Vlok
  • PRODUCTION COMPANY: Penguin Films
  • EPISODES: 26
  • SEASONS: 2
  • YEAR: 2010 - 2012