Ekhaya: A Family Chronicle (1997)

Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - Canada   |  
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A coproduction of Canada's CBC and the South African Broadcasting network, the weekly 60-minute drama series Ekhaya: A Family Chronicle was set in 1989. Eric Miyeni starred as Darryl, an expatriate South African writer living in Toronto with his Canadian wife Rosa (Julie Stewart). Obsessing over the possibility that he is still being stalked by the South African secret police, Darryl recalled the tragedies and deprivations experienced by himself and his family under the oppressive Apartheid system. Ultimately, Darryl became a firebrand political activist, determined to return to South Africa to right old wrongs, even though it may cost him his life. The first of the series' 13 episodes was shown by the CBC on January 23, 1997.