Videovision Entertainment Make popular SA films available online for free
Videovision Entertainment, South Africa’s leading film production and distribution company, has announced together with Anant Singh that they have made ten of their most iconic South African films available to watch for free online during the lockdown period.
On their official website acclaimed director Singh said ,”For the first time in the modern age, South Africa and the entire world faces a health threat of unprecedented proportions, with uncertainty and concern. While our President implemented measures to quell the rapid spread of the COVID-19 with the 21-day lockdown, we felt it important to offer some of our films to our nation for free viewing online. We have selected films that are firm favourites among South Africans.”
It’s an impressive list of some of the finest cinematic work produced in our country. They hope that these movies will both “ entertain and inspire viewers”. In no particular order you can choose to watch the following movies this weekend:
SARAFINA!, based on the stage musical, it is an inspirational film about the youth uprising of 16 June 1976, and stars Leleti Khumalo, John Kani, Robert Whitehead, Miriam Makeba, Somizi Mhlongo and Whoopi Goldberg. BONES, South Africa’s Number One Box Office Comedy Hit YESTERDAY, the first South African film nominated for an Oscar starring Leleti Khumalo and directed by Darrell James Roodt. 2010 – ONCE IN A LIFETIME, which focuses on the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa and the excitement and jubilation that this global event brought to South Africa and the African continent. RED DUST, an intense, courtroom drama on the backdrop of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, starring Oscar winners Hilary Swank and Chiwetel Ejiofor with Jamie Bartlett. CELEBRATING MANDELA ONE HUNDRED, traces Madiba’s life from his roots in the Transkei, to becoming one of the greatest leaders the world has seen. COUNTOWN TO FREEDOM, documents the ten days leading up to our democratic elections and culminates with Nelson Mandela’s inauguration as President, and includes exclusive access to Nelson Mandela as he took the final steps on his walk from prisoner to president. A HERO FOR ALL, follows the activities of President Mandela from the run-up to South Africa’s first democratic elections and throughout his presidency. PALJAS, based on the classic Afrikaans book and directed by Katinka Heyns, explores the life of a Karoo family whose lives are changed for the better when a travelling circus leaves behind a clown. AHMED KATHRADA: A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS, follows struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada’s extraordinary life journey as an activist, a Rivonia trialist, a Robben Island prisoner through to his post-prison activities and the founding of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation. The films can be accessed on the Videovision Entertainment portal on Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/showcase/6915595.