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Zaid is on a quest for spiritual discovery. As an international aid worker, he lives far away from his father, Aziz Randera, a successful import-exporter, and occasional money launderer and loan shark. But when he is fired from his job in a refugee camp for ignoring the rules and actually doing good rather than shuffling papers, Zaid returns to South Africa and to Mayfair for the first time in years.
At home, everything has changed. Business has been tough; his father is in over his head as a result of a soured deal with ruthless Somalis. Smelling blood, young turks are circling the family business. Zaid remains reluctant to become involved but when Ameena, his first love, and Faiza, his baby sister, are kidnapped after a failed cash drop to resolve the Somali deal, will he finally get off the fence and choose between saving his family or preserving his faith?

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The Silence – A Netflix Original Film

For fans of Bird Box, Netflix Original The Silence takes a different twist to horror-thrillers by introducing terrifying creatures who hunt their human prey by sound.

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When the world is under attack from terrifying creatures who hunt their human prey by sound, 16-year old Ally Andrews (Kiernan Shipka), who lost her hearing at 13, and her family seek refuge in a remote haven. But they discover a sinister cult that is eager to exploit Ally’s heightened senses. The Silence is directed by John R. Leonetti (Annabelle) and stars Stanley Tucci, Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto, John Corbett, Kate Trotter and Kyle Breitkopf.

The film is available to stream now on Netflix.

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Everything Must Fall – Showmax

Everything Must Fall takes an unflinching look at the #FeesMustFall student movement that burst onto the South African political landscape in 2015 as a protest over the cost of education.

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Everything Must Fall is directed by Rehad Desai, who won an International Emmy Award for Best Documentary for Miners Shot Down, about the Marikana massacre.

The story is told by four student leaders at Wits University and their Vice Chancellor, Adam Habib, a left-wing, former anti-apartheid student activist. When Habib’s efforts to contain the protest fail, he brings 1 000 police onto campus, with dire consequences for the young leaders.

#feesmustfall was a pivotal moment for South Africa. As we have just had our national elections, it’s the perfect time to revisit the questions the movement raised about our priorities as a nation. Vuyani Phambo and Fasiha Hassan, who both feature prominently in the film, are on the parliamentary election lists for The Economic Freedom Fighters and ANC respectively. In May, Everything Must Fall is one of six productions representing South Africa at INPUT in Bangkok, an annual showcase of the best storytelling in the public interest

The documentary is available to stream now on Showmax.

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