15 March 2019

Stream these hidden-gem South African movies

Some of these local films may be tough to watch as they tackle difficult topics, from human trafficking to xenophobia, but they’re essential viewing for all South Africans, as they remind us both of our troubled past and of how far our country and our film industry have come.


Aya thought she had found a way out of poverty. But her response to an online ad lands her in the hands of a ruthless human trafficker. Follow her terrifying ordeal as Aya survives a journey of unspeakable terror. Watch now »


Sarafina! is a musical based on the student uprisings in Soweto during the apartheid years. Hollywood actress Whoopi Goldberg stars alongside Leleti Khumalo, Miriam Makeba and John Kani. Watch now »


A married couple’s romantic escape takes a dark turn when they become trapped in their tent with a black mamba. When it seems like they won’t both make it out alive, they decide to reveal some surprising truths. Watch now »

Mma Moeketsi

This brave short film cuts to the heartache of the Marikana massacre. When Mma Moeketsi stops hearing from her son mining illegally at Marikana, she fears the worst… Watch now »

Girl From Nowhere

Girl from Nowhere is only on Showmax

An unsuspecting couple from Cape Town pick up a hitchhiker called Liza en route to their mountain getaway, and get more than they bargained for. Watch now »

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