We have to admit to being in two minds about this one originally but as a result of some great advice, we went ahead and watched Netflix‘s latest local movie, i am All Girls. Officially landing yesterday on the streaming channel, i am All Girls is an intense thriller directed by Donovan Marsh about a child sex trafficking syndicate operating out of South Africa. The story follows two detectives as they embark on an justice-seeking journey to bring down the heads of the trafficking ring.
This socially relevant story is beautifully brought to life by actresses Hlubi Mboya (Isidingo, Rhythm City) in the lead role as ‘Ntombizonke’ and Erica Wessels (Warrior and Waterfront, Vloekstte) as her determined colleague, ‘Jodie Synman’.
Nancy Wilson, of rock band Heart fame, who recorded a cover of band Pearl Jam’s “Daughter” for the film said, “I was drawn to the global tragedy of human trafficking and the lyrics sung from a women’s perspective also mirror the power of the girls untold stories. This film is a revelation and sheds meaning and light on these realities. Trafficking is a global phenomenon that impacts women around the world. I recorded this version as an anthem to them.”
The plot coupled in with the execution as well as the cast, make it a reverting watch that makes you proud that it’s a local production. It’s no doubt on par with some of the stuff we’ve seen internationally. It is surprising that it didn’t get even more recognition than it deserves, a real shame especially when you consider how content like this deserves to be seen and over above everything else, it communicates a pertinent real life story that calls for immediate social change.
No doubt more than worth your time, make time to see this one. i am All Girls is now streaming on Netflix in 190 countries across the globe.
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