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Classic SA movies to watch on Youth Day

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This Youth Day, we’re taking things up a notch. If you won’t be visiting any museums or attending a festival on Sunday, then we suggest you kick back at home and invite a few friends over.

What better way to chill out than to watch an interesting movie to commemorate Youth Day?

Khumba
This 3D animated film was released in 2013 and was directed and produced by Anthony Silverston. The name Khumba is a derivative of “isikhumba”, which means skin in isiZulu. Silverston mentioned in a previous interview that the film’s underlying message is about “learning to accept oneself and be comfortable in your own skin.” The cast is made up of famous voices such as Lawrence Fishburne and Liam Neeson. The film has won multiple awards, including Best Animation and Best Music Composition of a Feature Film.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-TTMu6qPDk

 

Little One

Little One is a South African film that was released in 2012 and directed by Darrell Roodt. The movie is about the life of a six-year-old girl who is beaten and left for dead. She is found by Pauline, who rushes her to hospital and eventually becomes her legal guardian. The film shines the spotlight on child abuse and the redeeming love of a woman who comes from a poor background.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7rYE4Yd9Gs

 

Sarafina!
Released in 1992 by director Darrell Roodt, this movie details the 1976 Soweto uprising from the student leaders’ perspectives as they fight against apartheid. The lead character is played by Leleti Khumalo, a teenager who protests against the government’s decision to use Afrikaans as a medium of instruction in schools. She also expresses dissatisfaction with her mother, played by Miriam Makeba, who works as a domestic worker for a white man. She inspires a protest among her friends and encourages them to express their disapproval of the government. Although this movie has aired countless times, it never ceases to inspire and entertain, as many South Africans. rejoice in watching the movie year in and year out.
https://www.showmax.com/eng/movie/hbh4gpr1-sarafina

 

Out of This World
This documentary is narrated by an American rapper and activist Mykki Blanco, who travels through the streets of Joburg and explores queer culture. Set in a time where the city isn’t as welcoming to the LGBTQ+ family as it is now, Mykki meets young artists who share their experiences about queer love despite its hardship.

 

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