‘Mapantsula’ is a 1988 South African film. It is widely considered as the first anti-apartheid film and tells the story of 'Panic', a small-time thief, set against the backdrop of Apartheid. The film's use of flashbacks between Panic's time at the hands of his apartheid jailor 'Stander' and happenings in the Johannesburg township of Soweto display the injustices black South Africans suffered during apartheid and their struggle for suffrage.
Thomas Mogotlane, Marcel Van Heerden, Thembi Mtshali, Dolly Rathebe
This film released on 18 August 2023 and is no longer showing