BIKO DAYS : a 24 episode TV Drama Series by Vusi Mchunu - a cultural activist who personally experienced the evolution of the Anti-Apartheid movement in Durban.
DURBAN DAYS – Season 1
GINSBERG DAYS – Season 2
STATE OF EMERGENCY – Season 3
FREEDOM DAYS - Season 4
Durban Days – Season 1
This is a coming of age story, rite of passage for five friends. A journey, a coming-of-age story of four medical students and an Anglican seminary student. Mammu(Steve), Trix, Trevor, Aretha and Zwai. Their style is flower-dashiki sub-culture, Black Power Afros and hippies. They believe they can change the world. With youthful enthusiasm and bubbly idealism, they are geared to stop Apartheid in its tracks. With links to USA vicil rights and blackpower and the hippie movement for world peace, their search is to find a platform that once adopted by the Blacks could not be crushed by the system. Little do they know that this quest will shatter the bonds of their friendship. They suffer isolation, expulsion from school, trysts of love triangles, love across ethnic lines, break-ups, a brush with Apartheid laws, snitches and betrayal, indulgence in alcohol and Durban Poison dagga, unemployment and destitution. They are thrown in jail and ultimately, banned and banished from Durban. A celebration of Durban multi-cultural urban youth lifestyle, culture and music and a forging of of blacksolidarity and unity across the racial lines.
This is a rite of passage for five friends. With youthful enthusiasm and bubbly idealism, they are geared to stop Apartheid in its tracks.