The Swimming Coach Who Changed Lives

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South African swimming coach Sthembiso Madiya kept his township pool open through years of violence and influenced a generation of local youngsters. He’s joined on Outlook by one of the boys he taught, lifeguard-turned-actor Sihle Xaba; and film-maker Sara Blecher, who used Sthembiso’s story as the starting point for her award-winning film Otelo Burning. Listen on BBC

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Here is the official Otelo Burning trailer

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