On May 14th 2021, Netflix will premiere I Am All Girls, a chilling film about a global child sex trafficking syndicate operating in South Africa. Bringing this mystery-thriller produced by Nthibah Pictures to life is South African actresses Hlubi Mboya (Isidingo, Rhythm City) in the lead role as ‘Ntombizonke’, a troubled but powerful detective with a dark, ugly secret and Erica Wessels (Warrior and Waterfront, Vloekstte) who plays her unlikely confidant and emotionally-troubled colleague, ‘Jodie Synman’. The story follows the two detectives as they embark on an all-consuming journey to find justice and bring down a global human trafficking ring.
Donovan Marsh directs the film, which is set against the tense dying days of Apartheid, based on real events that unfolded in South Africa in the 1980s. Producers are Simon Swart, Wayne Fitzjohn, Jozua Malherbe and Lucia Mayer-Marais.
“This distribution partnership with Netflix is kismet, as they share our goal of bringing unique diverse South African voices to global audiences,” said Nthibah Pictures’ Simon Swart. “Donovan and the creative team crafted something deeply moving and atmospheric, with a strong social message that will gain greater awareness and social impact through Netflix.”
Director, Donovan Marsh says: “This film is a shocking, deeply atmospheric, thrilling mystery and intense character journey into one of the most terrifying tragedies of modern times – child sex trafficking.
“The single ray of light is the budding relationship between Jodie, an emotional, troubled and honest detective, and the damaged, but powerful Ntombi, who has overcome the constrictions of her abuse and emerged as hard and defiant as an avenging butterfly,” said Marsh.