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ELEVEN-YEAR-OLD Sobahle Mkhabase lives in a township but is headed for the red carpet as the star of a new South African film.
The film has scooped festival awards and draws inevitable comparisons with Slumdog Millionaire.
Director Madoda Ncayiyana's My Secret Sky tells the story of a brother and sister whose mother dies, prompting them to leave their village in rural KwaZulu-Natal for the bright lights of Durban.
Fighting to survive on the streets, the young girl played by Sobahle meets an adult she believes will be her benefactor, but who turns out to be a pimp. She only narrowly escapes being raped.
Her performance won the best actress award at Spain's Tarifa festival, where the film also picked up the Audience award, voted for by viewers.
Sobahle, like the character she plays, has no contact with her father.
She lives with her mother in a modest home in the Durban township of Chesterville.
She was chosen from among 3000 children who auditioned in township schools around the city, where Ncayiyana did the casting with a megaphone on the school grounds.
"This girl is going to stun the world," Ncayiya said.
My Secret Sky opens in South Africa on August 21. - Sapa-AFP