Hear Me Move

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Directed byScotness L. Smith
Produced by
Screenplay byFidel Namisi
Music byZethu Mashika
CinematographyJustus de Jager
Edited byC.A. van Aswegen
Distributed by
Release date
  • 27 February 2015 (2015-02-27) (South Africa)
Running time
CountrySouth Africa

Hear Me Move is the first South African "Sbujwa" dance film which was released in 2015 on Ster-Kinekor Cinemas and internationally.[1]


Muzi, born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, is the son of a famous street dancer who is in pursuit to find the truth about his father's death. He teams up with his father's dance partner "Shoes", who encourages him to take heed of his dance talent, but finds himself in a challenge that pushes him to his limits.[2]

Following on his father's footsteps, Muzi is a street dancer. He struggles to keep his promise to his mother of not dancing again following the death of his father. He finds himself in a dilemma of finding the truth about his father's death or disappoint his mother by joining Shoe's dance crew to continue dancing. Eventually he joins the dance crew, a culprit action that leads him to become an enemy of "Prince", the crew leader of a new dance crew that is making waves in the city.



The film was directed by Scottnes L. Smith and produced by Fidel Namisi and Wandile Molebatsi. Fidel Namisi wrote the screenplay and Zethu Mashika composed the score. It was produced in Johannesburg by Coal Stove Pictures.


The film was released nationwide in South Africa on 27 February 2015 at Ster-Kinekor Cinemas.[3] The film also had international screening via Afrostream[4] network in different countries including the United States.[5][6][7]


Hear Me Move was well received with more positive comments from film reviews.[8] It received 5 nominations at the 12th Africa Movie Academy Awards, including awards for Most Promising Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Soundtrack, Best Editing and Best Visual Effects.[9][10]

Box office[edit]

Hear Me Move is reported to have Box Office Gross of US§ 43,000 as of 15 March 2015.[11]


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  2. ^ "Hear ME Move (2015) Film now at Cinema | Mytvnews". www.mytvnews.co.za. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Hear me move | Ster Kinekor". www.sterkinekor.mobi. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Afrostream.tv". afrostream.tv. Afrostream. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Movies". goingplacessa.com. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  6. ^ "Hear Me Move premieres on Afrostream". gautengfilm.org.za. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  7. ^ "Hear Me Move Joins SA Freedom Tour". nfvf.co.za. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  8. ^ "Hear Me Move movie review (trailer)". The Citizen. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  9. ^ "Africa Movie Academy announces full list of 2016 Nominations". filmcontact.com. Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  10. ^ "South Africa: Minister Nathi Mthethwa Congratulates Youth Involved With "Hear Me Move" Film". allafrica.com. Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  11. ^ "Hear Me Move". boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved 1 February 2016.

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