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South Africa's "B Movies"
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Fishy Stones

Directed by Tonie Van Der Merwe
South Africa, 1985
  • Zulu
  • English
South Africa's "B Movies"


After a well-executed jewellery store heist, two amateur thugs go on the run. The police are not too far behind and after a chase through the countryside, the thugs are apprehended – but only after they stash their loot in a clump of nearby bushes.

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Today we launch South Africa’s B Movies, focusing on Tonie Van Der Merwe, who spearheaded the “B-scheme” under apartheid, making all-black movies for black audiences. Films like Fishy Stones energetically and thriftily channeled Hollywood to give black actors their own space on the silver screen.

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