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As Women’s Month draws to an end, we can’t help but go out with a bang with some incredible homegrown talent.
Here are four brilliant South African short films you should be watching.
1. The Virgin Vegan (By Reabetswe Moeti)
Thato returns from studies overseas with a new eating lifestyle: she’s a vegan! But her friends and family in Polokwane don’t quite understand, in this hilarious short comedy film. Watch now »
Who is Reabetswe Moeti?
After graduation from the National Film and Television School in the U.K., Reabetswe came to work in South Africa and received the MNET EDIT award for best production for her TV pilot “The Love Train” in 201o. She believes stories of African people can have magic, aesthetic and power.
2. Moseto (By Brenda Mukwevho)
Years after her mother was killed as a witch, Fhulufhelo returns as an unknown woman to plot her revenge against the killers in this edge-of-your seat thriller. Watch now »
Who is Brenda Mukwevho?
After matriculating from the National School of Arts in Johannesburg, Brenda went on to further her artistic appreciation by studying musical theatre at the Tshwane University of Technology. She went on to work on Muvhango for five years while learning to become a director.
3. Unomalanga and the Witch (By Palesa Shongwe)
A friendship between a woman new in town and a woman scorned as a witch turns into something much deeper as they grow closer in this riveting drama. Watch now »
Who is Palesa Shongwe?
Palesa’s works as an independent filmmaker, writing and directing short fiction and experimental documentary film and received a full scholarship to study at the prestigious Temple University in Philadelphia. Unomalanga and The Witch is her first short fictional work.
4. The Groom’s Price (By Mmabatho Montsho)
Meme wants her boyfriend of nine years to propose! But he can’t afford the lobola yet, so she turns the tables and decides to pay a Groom’s Price for him! Watch now »
Who is Mmabatho Monthsho?
She’s an actress, director and filmmaker who played prominent roles in hit series like Generations, Jacob’s Cross, Rhythm City and Nothing for Mahala.
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