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You Find Out You’re Married But You NEED to Be Single! Watch “Philia” a Short film by Zamo Mkhwanazi



This is a MUST WATCH short film. I loved the acting and the story was so easy to relate to. Philia was written and directed by South African film maker Zamo Mkhwanazi. It was one of the entries at the recently concluded Afrinolly Short Film Competition and it clinched the 4th prize.

Zamo is one film maker who is now on our radar.

Check out the video here!

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  1. Hahaha

    March 20, 2013 at 9:44 am

    Fantastic short film…
    Definitely worth watching

  2. Gigi

    March 20, 2013 at 10:20 am

    vry nice!
    Im sure typical naija won’t like it because they are always looking for obvious ‘morals’ of the story lol

  3. nate

    March 20, 2013 at 10:41 am

    worth watching

  4. Funke

    March 20, 2013 at 11:25 am

    Really nice.. Short and on point.

  5. follow my weight loss journey

    March 20, 2013 at 11:41 am

    intresting …

  6. salsera

    March 20, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    LOVED IT, but seriously do people really do this? just marry people that dont know.

    • Idak

      March 20, 2013 at 5:01 pm

      very normal occurrence in South Africa. Foreigners going to Home Affairs and paying one of the many corrupt Home Affairs staff to gain access to an unknown female’s details and marrying her without her consent. A known route among skilled foreigners wanting to remain in that country by all means.

      I enjoyed the film. Very crisp acting by obvious new talent. Will look out for future works of Zamo Mkhwanzi. Well done to all involved.

  7. me2deedee

    March 20, 2013 at 12:27 pm


  8. Adane

    March 20, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Awwww…i cant watch it now…can sumone give brieft details of the story line. Am married by i need to be single…i can say i married a man i didnt know.

  9. Ready

    March 20, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    The more I see the contestants in the Afrinolly competition, the more I doubt Dara Ju’s choice as winner. I loved this.

  10. Sel

    March 20, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    That moment they realized there was a connection….and the girl is veeeeerrrry pretty wow…that was her raw face and it blew me away

    • Cleo

      March 21, 2013 at 6:54 am

      Totally agree with you…she’s a natural beauty

  11. Sisi Eko

    March 20, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Great filmmaking.

  12. m.h

    March 20, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Bt d gal shld hv wore a bra @least bt its all gud..she still dey dere..

  13. Ngum

    March 22, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    excellent short! South Africans and francophones have always been able to tell sophisticated stories.

  14. Jo!

    April 2, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Love it!!
    @Ngum, this “South Africans and francophones have always been able to tell sophisticated stories” was unnecessary

  15. Jo!

    April 2, 2013 at 9:49 am

    @m.h, is it your breast?

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