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From The Virgin Vegan to The Groom’s Price: 4 Mzansi films you need to watch

By Showmax | 2017-09-11 10:46:04.0

Women’s Month may be over, but that doesn’t mean we should stop celebrating women’s achievements.

These are four brilliant South African short films about women – and created by women – that you should be watching. All of these are available to stream at

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1. The Virgin Vegan (by Reabetswe Moeti)

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Thato returns from studying overseas with a new eating lifestyle: she's a vegan! But her friends and family in Polokwane don't quite understand, resulting in a hilarious short comedy film. Watch now »

Who is Reabetswe Moeti?

After graduation from the National Film and Television School in the UK, Moeti came to work in South Africa and received the MNET EDiT award in 2010 for best production for her TV pilot The Love Train.  She believes stories of African people can have magic, aesthetic and power.

2. Moseto (by Brenda Mukwevho)

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Years after her mother was killed for allegedly practising witchcraft, 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, Mukwevho furthered her artistic appreciation by studying musical theatre at the Tshwane University of Technology. She worked on Muvhango for five years while learning to become a director.

3. Unomalanga and the Witch (by Palesa Shongwe)


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A friendship between a woman who’s new in town and another scorned as a witch turns into something much deeper as they grow closer in this riveting drama. Watch now »

Who is Palesa Shongwe?

Shongwe works as an independent filmmaker who writes and directs short fiction and experimental documentary film. She 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 Montsho?

Montsho is an actress, director and filmmaker who played prominent roles in hit series such as Generations, Jacob's Cross, Rhythm City and Nothing for Mahala.

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