South African & African Films

Whatever happened to Robert Mugabe

The back-story of Mugabe’s rise to fame and the reasons behind his fall from grace.

Wembley to Soweto

A group of young township photographers strive to capture the soul of match day at Soccer City during the 2010 World Cup.


Two women answer difficult questions about race and family through dance and interview.

Where we planted trees

The story of a family and a home lost and found under the Group Areas Act.

Snap Shorts

African Identities : Shades of Belonging

Porselynnkas Dokiementêr

In the 1990s Afrikaans avant-garde got a dose of the weird and wonderful from performance poetry movement Porselynnkas.

Mining for Change. A story of South African mining

South Africa’s titanic struggle to transform its mining industry is put under the spotlight.

Once Upon a Day: Brenda Fassie

Talented, charismatic and vivacious, yet troubled, Brenda Fassie is a national icon that symbolised so much for so many in […]

Mama Goema: The Cape Town Beat in Five Movements

If you take a pinch of Khoi-San lament, a dash of Malay spice, a bold measure of European orchestral, a […]

King Naki

A man and his horse attempt to beat the odds and win the biggest race of the year.

Wellbodi Biznes

Free health care to mothers and under-fives sounds like a good idea, but in Sierra Leone things are not that simple.

An Intersection

An ordinary couple’s decision to have a baby is complicated by their HIV positive status.

Imam and I

A grandson tries to uncover the real story of his famous grandfather, the 1960s Cape Town activist Imam Abdullah Haron.

History Uncut

Illuminating conversations with Nelson Mandela and Chris Hani, shortly after the unbanning of the ANC.

Glitterboys and Ganglands

Deep in the heart of the Cape’s most violent ganglands sequins are being sewn, hair arranged, tiaras polished, stilettos worn […]

Forerunners – South Africa’s New Black middleclass

Unearthing the real stories behind the black diamond phenomenon.

The Creators

Opening with the savvy perceptions of twelve-year old animator Cashril Plus, the son of graffiti artist Faith47, the film weaves […]

From B-Boys to Being Men

Breakdancing, now called B-Boying, seems an unlikely tool to effect social change and empower communities. But, as this raw film […]

Li-Xia’s Salon

An African filmmaker takes a trip to China – and finds her hair the centre of attention.