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WARNING: This Drug May Kill You

Addiction to painkillers is a massive epidemic that is destroying lives. This unflinching documentary follows four families with members caught in the spiral of addiction that's destroying everyone around them.

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Stealing Sunflowers

News24 investigates the aftermath of the violence that broke out in the small farming town of Coligny following the death of 16-year-old Mathomola Moshoeu for stealing sunflowers.

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21 Icons

21 Icons is a visual celebration of the lives of men and women who have shaped the world around them for the better. Inspired by the life of Nelson Mandela, it tells the stories of people who have continued his legacy

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The Secret Life Of Pets

When their owners are away, the pets play in this star-studded animation. Follow the life of a terrier whose jealousy for his new roommate leads them on a wild adventure. 2016

  • Animation/Cartoon
  • 83min
Season 1 / Episode 4

Citizen Rose

Cult - Citizen Rose is a project that reflects a dramatically changing world. We follow Rose McGowan as she readies her memoir/manifesto, BRAVE, for release.

  • Other
  • 40min

AB de Villiers

It was a sad day for international cricket when the legendary SA batsman announced his retirement. Relive his greatest moments in this documentary series.

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The Jiving And Dying

An intriguing documentary looking at one of the country’s biggest rock bands of the late 1970s, and how they became an important part of South Africa’s musical landscape.

  • 16 (L)
  • Factual/True Story
  • 101min

War with the Roses

The Springboks and England have endured a brutal rivalry for over a hundred years on the rugby field with each side enjoying highs and lows. The Springboks are still never short of motivation when they go to war with the Roses.

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Season 1 / Episode 2

Empires of Blood

The Egyptian Empire - From the Great Pyramids to the cruel Social Pyramid, for almost 3,000 years Egypt was the dominant civilisation in the Mediterranean world.

  • Other
  • 45min

The Eagle Huntress

A visually and emotionally stirring documentary. A trailblazing nomadic Mongolian girl trains to become the first female eagle hunter, an occupation dominated by men for generations. 2016

  • Other
  • 84min
Season 4 / Episode 1

Web Of Lies

The Child Network - In the online world, you never really know who you're talking to. Web of Lies reveals stories of deception and homicide triggered by online interactions.

  • Other
  • 60min

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