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5 Films that Convey South Africa's Richly Diverse History

We're loving these historical films on Showmax.

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I remember watching the movie Invictus and being in awe of the history of our country and how something as relatively simple as a rugby tournament could unite an entire country—a divided and wounded country. South Africa had just witnessed the release of Nelson Mandela, the first democratic elections and his inauguration as President of the country. That is the power of film and television - its ability to narrate richly diverse stories. And so I figure there is no better way to take a walk down memory lane and reflect on our past as a country than with a few of the best films and documentaries currently on Showmax.

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This Video Challenges You to "Get it Back"​

Throw off the constraints of western culture and embrace the richness of African tradition.

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Everyday we scour the continent for the latest in music and culture from African artists. And while style and innovation are in abundance, African creators are often overshadowed by their western counterparts. European language, culture and beauty still dominates African life both on the continent and abroad. Despite our rich traditions, African cultures are seen as second rate, something to be shed in favor of those of the west. With globalisation and international media intent on erasing what makes a place unique, it's up to us to stand up for what's ours.

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