Two documentaries recorded by the News24 video team is now available on Showmax. According to Jerusha Sukhdeo-Raath, head of video at 24.com, it’s incredibly rewarding to see these original documentaries available for viewing on the local video on demand (SVOD) service.
Commenting the development, Sukhdeo-Raath, declared, “They were created by a scrappy team of journalists who – before this – had never made full length documentaries. Despite that, the team has all the right stuff: a love for South Africa and its stories; and a drive to give communities a platform.”
The first documentary, Stealing Sunflowers centres on the death of 16-year-old Matlhomola Moshoeu in the small farming town of Coligny. The second bone-chilling documentary, Angels of Death follows a team of News24 journalists to Ngcobo in the wake of deadly shootings between police and members of a confirmed cult.
To recall, Showmax is an internet-based subscription video on demand service supplying an extensive catalog of TV shows and movies. By leveraging relationships with major production studios from across the globe, Showmax delivers both world-class international content as well as the best of specialized local content.