Showmax shared via Twitter on September 22, a post detailing the expected new content for the month of September 2021. The post also served to confirm that as part of the Heritage Month-themed content, it has made the locally produced film, Umakoti Wethu, available. The film’s debut on the platform also marks Nozipho Nkelemba’s directorial debut.
According to M-Net, Umakoti Wethu is a story that explores the complex love triangle that unfolds when a young woman falls in love with the second wife her husband decides to take. Zanenhlanhla and Sizwe have been married for five years but when the cracks in their marriage seem to grow bigger and bigger, he attempts to put a plaster on them by taking a second wife.
M-Net added: “Still in love with him yet feeling trapped in the marriage, Zanenhlanhla has no choice but to agree. However, what they don’t realise is that the second wife that’s about to come into their marriage has a secret: she’s lesbian. The wives secretly start to fall for each other, an act of taboo that could destroy their lives!”.
To recall, Umakoti Wethu is already available to watch on the SVOD streaming platform. Get access to thousands of movies, tv shows, documentaries and sports for $2.99 per month.