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BrightRock, kykNET celebrate Free State with Vrystaatbewoners

11/04/2024

BrightRock, kykNET celebrate Free State with VrystaatbewonersDiscover the untold stories of resilience, ingenuity, and community spirit in the heart of the Free State with Vrystaatbewoners.

by Precious Simpasa

11-04-2024 16:15

in Entertainment

Vrystaatbewoners: Celebrating the people of the Free State. Image: Instgaram via @ianmartin

The vast plains and rugged beauty of the Free State are about to take centre stage in a new docuseries, Vrystaatbewoners, brought to you by BrightRock and kykNET.

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INSIDE VRYSTAATBEWONERS This captivating series delves deep into the lives of the people who call this unique province home. It also showcases their resilience, ingenuity, and unwavering spirit, according to IOL.

From the bustling streets of urban centres to the tranquil expanses of farmland, Vrystaatbewoners paints a vivid picture of life in the Free State.

Each episode is a tribute to the resourcefulness of its residents.

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We stroll the streets of Kroonstad, the 2022 Town of the Year, with Andre van Pletzen and Khojane Madiba. When then visit Heilbron where we meet fancy pigeon breeder, Dries Cilliers.

Tune into #Vrystaatbewoners every Thursday at 21:30 on @kykNETtv.#LoveChange pic.twitter.com/9sThYxWI4v

BrightRock (@BrightRockZA) April 8, 2024

VRYSTAATBEWONERS CREATIVE TEAM It's shining a spotlight on the hidden gems and extraordinary individuals who make this province truly special.

Directed by Ian Martin, a Free State native himself, Vrystaatbewoners is more than just a documentary series.

It's a journey of discovery and compassion.

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Through the lens of the camera, viewers are invited to explore the rich tapestry of the Free State, where echoes of the past intertwine with the vibrant narratives of present dwellers, according to the Citizen.

VRYSTAATBEWONERS CAST TALENT The series introduces us to a cast of unforgettable characters, each with their own story to tell.

From Joseph Potsane, affectionately known as the pothole killer, who tirelessly works to make the roads safer for all, to Marietjie Crowther, who traded in a career in finance to pursue her passion for cheese-making.

It also featured people like Willem Pretorius, whose art breathes new life into forgotten spaces.

RESILIENCE AND GENEROSITY With every episode, viewers glimpse into the everyday lives of the Vrystaatbewoners. It's a show that may leave many inspired by their resilience and generosity.

Their stories remind us of the beauty of human connection and the importance of community.

Suzanne Stevens, Deputy CEO of BrightRock, says, We celebrate change and tell the beautiful stories of people who live in regions of South Africa that are often overlooked.

Get ready for a stunning bird's eye view of Parys, courtesy of skydivers, Chris Moller and Elmarie Grobler. We then visit Viljoenskroon where we meet champion horse trainer, Otto Bekkers.

Catch Vrystaatbewoners every Thursday at 21:30 on @kykNETtv.#LoveChange #Vrystaatbewoners pic.twitter.com/YnT6E5239Y

BrightRock (@BrightRockZA) April 2, 2024

CULTURAL DIVERSITY Through Vrystaatbewoners, we aim to showcase the Free State's history and cultural diversity. We also aim to inspire viewers with the remarkable stories of its residents.

Whether it's the breathtaking landscapes, the rich cultural heritage, or the indomitable spirit of its people, the Free State has something to offer everyone.

Vrystaatbewoners invites viewers to experience the magic of this remarkable province and to be inspired by the stories of its inhabitants.

So mark your calendars for every Thursday evening on kykNET, the show started already on 4th April at 21:30.

And if you miss an episode, don't worry - you can catch up on DStv Catch Up and DStv Stream. Come along on this journey of discovery and celebration as we explore the heart of the Free State with Vrystaatbewoners.

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