June is a particularly strong month for African content on Showmax. Here are five of the best June additions you can stream right now:
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Local audiences got behind local stories at this year’s Encounters South African International Documentary Festival, with the winning films voted by festival-goers for the Backsberg Audience Award applauded for their take on South African politics, human rights and culture.
“The small girl smiles. One eyelid flickers. She whips a pistol from her knickers.” There’s the story of Little Red Riding Hood that everyone knows and then there’s the Roald Dahl version.
Africa Month may have ended but Showmax has just released a collection of 11 classic African movies that are worth celebrating year-round, having been praised everywhere from Cannes to Ouagadougou, Sundance to Toronto.
Hendrick’s Gin’s tagline is ‘Undeniably peculiar, utterly delicious” – a phrase that could equally describe Tulips and Chimney’s acclaimed animations.
The celebrities on stage at The Comedy Central Roast of Somizi had over 5.5m followers on Twitter, so it’s no surprise the Roast trended there. But how did the celebs handle the live audience?
Now in its 20th year, The Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival celebrates the power of womanhood, reflected by the fact that over half of the 40 films selected have female directors and many focus on women who have made an indelible mark on history, from Thuli Madonsela to Vivi