2010 – Once In A Lifetime: The Movie which focuses on the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa had its World Premiere in Johannesburg last night with a number of dignitaries in attendance, including the Minister of Sport, Mr Fikile Mbalula who was Guest of Honour; CEO of the LOC, Dr Danny Jordaan, Chairman of the LOC, Dr Irvin Khoza; veteran activist, Mr Ahmed Kathrada; former ministers Dr Essop Pahad and Ms Barbara Hogan, the newly appointed Mayor of Johannesburg, Mr Parks Tau, former members of the LOC and a host of sports officials and people associated with the staging of the World Cup in South Africa. 2010 – Once In A Lifetime: The Movie which is co-produced by Videovision Entertainment and SuperSport, has Anant Singh and MultiChoice Group CEO, Imtiaz Patel as producers and award-winning director, Junaid Ahmed at the helm.
The film will have its television premiere on Friday, 10 June at 8.00pm on DSTV’s SuperSport 3 to mark the anniversary of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
2010 – Once In A Lifetime: The Movie, explores South Africa’s successful hosting of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, integrating inspiring visuals, exhilarating music and compelling interviews with a range of people – from FIFA and LOC officials, government representatives, high profile personalities, celebrities and most importantly, the man in the street and is narrated by renowned international football commentator and Guinness World Record holder, John Helm. The film captures the passionate commitment and vision of South Africa and its people and the continent of Africa to the beautiful game. This film celebrates the spirit and the magic of a very unique FIFA World Cup – the first ever African World Cup.
Minister of Sport, Mr Fikile Mbalula raved about 2010 – Once In A Lifetime: The Movie saying, “It was fantastic ! It was out of this world, refreshing memories of a successful World Cup ! This film is something that every household should keep and it is good for others around the world too, as it allows them to experience South Africaness and Africaness in the hosting of the 2010 World Cup. Every game and every moment of the World Cup was special as those who will watch the movie will see. I will keep it in my collection at home. Fantastic work has been done in ensuring that we don’t forget and that we keep the memory of the World Cup alive for many generations to come – the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa like it has never been anywhere else in the world.”
Commenting on the making of the film, Anant Singh said, “2010 – Once In A Lifetime: The Movieis a result of a unique partnership between Videovision Entertainment and SuperSport. Imtiaz Patel and I shared the vision to bring the story of the World Cup in South Africa to the silver screen and have audiences across the country and Africa see the film this weekend as we celebrate the first anniversary of the World Cup in South Africa. We are thrilled with the amazing reaction to the film tonight and we are proud to have created this historical record of the World Cup.”
Imtiaz Patel said, “It all started when Anant and I were on a bus from one of the World Cup matches at Soccer City. We were so emotional and caught up in the excitement and we looked at each other and it was almost as though the thought entered our minds at the same time – that we had to capture this excitement and that’s where 2010 – Once In A Lifetime: The Movie was born. The film gives everyone an opportunity to relive the spirit of the World Cup as we look at the event a year later.”
Director, Junaid Ahmed said, “It was an incredibly difficult task to harness the story of our World Cup into a compelling and dramatic one and a half hours. It is therefore very assuring to note the amazing response to the film. It is affirmation that the team involved in the production of 2010 – Once In A Lifetime: The Movie did justice to this epic episode in the history of our country.”
SuperSport has programmed to broadcast 2010 – Once In A Lifetime: The Movie as follows:
Friday 10 June 2011
- SS3 / SS3A/ SS3N
- 20:00 – 21:30
Saturday 11 June 2011
- SS3 / SS3A/ SS3N
- 09:30 – 11:00
- 15:00 – 16:30
- 21:00 – 22:30
- 17:30 – 19:00
Sunday 12 June 2011
- SS3 / SS3A /SS3N
- 00:00 – 01:30
- 10:00 – 11:30
- 15:30 – 17:00
- 21:30 – 23:00
2010 – Once In A Lifetime: The Movie is a Videovision Entertainment production in association with Distant Horizon and SuperSport. It is narrated by John Helm with music by Brendan Jury and edited by Brennan Nurthren and Sigeshan Reddy. It is executive produced by Sudhir Pragjee, Sanjeev Singh, Helena Spring, Brandon Foot, Tex Teixeira; produced by Anant Singh and Imtiaz Patel and directed by Junaid Ahmed.