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The Beast
An ordinary day at a Zulu cultural village. Shaka, their star performer, expresses his frustrations to his co-workers as he sits on display for tourists. On this day he reaches the end of his tether and his protest takes on…
Beat the Drum
Young Musa is orphaned after a mysterious illness strikes his village. In search of his uncle and the truth about what is killing his people, Musa sets out for the big city. He sneaks aboard a truck driven by Nobe,…
Lucky
How could a recently orphaned, 10-year old homeless South African boy ever be called Lucky? Over the grave of his dead mother, Lucky makes a promise to make something of himself. Leaving the security of his remote Zulu village for…
Thing With No Name - The Story of HIV Positive Women in South Africa
This film provides an unprecedented, intimate glimpse into the traditional life of a rapidly changing culture. The story follows Danisile and Ntombeleni, two women with full-blown AIDS as they attempt to access recently introduced antiretroviral (ARV) treatment through the public…
Dear Mandela - A Story of South Africa's Postapartheid Generation
When the South African government promises to 'eradicate the slums' and begins to evict shack dwellers far outside the city, three friends who live in Durban's vast shantytowns refuse to be moved. DEAR MANDELA follows their journey from their shacks…
Hustler - Mapantsula
The first anti-apartheid feature film by, for and about black South Africans. Filmed inside Soweto, scored to the urban beat of "Township Jive," MAPANTSULA has been called a South African The Harder They Come. MAPANTSULA tells the story of Panic,…
Revenge
In the Wild West of old Africa, a peace-loving homesteader moves to a vacant farm in search of a new life. His hopes are shattered when his son is badly beaten and his wife is murdered by a gang of…
Otelo Burning
Based on true events and featuring music from South Africa's leading hip hop artists, Otelo Burning is a story of three South African teens that escape the turmoil of their township and discover the joy of surfing. When Otelo Buthelezi…
The Swenkas - A Male Fashion Show in South Africa
In post-Apartheid South Africa there's a small group of working Zulu men who every Saturday night leave their grimy overalls behind and wear their best Carducci or Pierre Cardin suits to impress the weekly selected judge. The men are called…
State of Denial
South Africa maintains its records for the highest number of HIV+ people in the world. STATE OF DENIAL puts a human face on the millions affected and introduces us to six South Africans involved with the AIDS epidemic. By the…
Nabantwa Bam' (With My Children)
Part of the Series: Real Stories from a Free South
This film is a fascinating case study of the emergence of social classes even within the same South African family. Two brothers live with their successful and ambitious mother, a market researcher, in a comfortable, middle class Soweto home. The…
The Comedians
Fortune-seeking hustler Ace Bona borrows his reluctant friend's magic ring to make himself a wealthy man, only to find that his greed is uncontrollable. Obsessed with the idea of possessing the ring for himself, he hires a group of thugs…
Zulu Love Letter
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission could not heal all the wounds left behind by the apartheid era. Thandeka, a journalist, is still traumatized by the murder of a schoolgirl, which she witnessed years before. Thandeka or Thandi is a difficult…
Belonging
Part of the Series: Real Stories from a Free South
Born into exile in Britain as the daughter of political emigres, Kethiwe Ngcobo and her family returned to their longed-for homeland, South Africa in 1994. Now, ten years later, Kethiwe -- a hip, young woman with a British accent --…
Real Stories from a Free South
A series featuring stories about life in South Africa, 10 years after the end of apartheid. How have the ten years of freedom from apartheid since Nelson Mandela's election in May, 1994 affected the lives of ordinary South Africans? In…
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