With more streaming platforms such as ShowMax and Amazon Studios now in the mix, we now have a large slew of African-focused entertainment at our fingertips.

Next month, following Netflix’s release of the first-ever African reality TV show, ‘Young, Famous & African,’ the streaming giant will now be bringing a political drama titled ‘Silverton Siege,’ which brings to life the events that took place on January 25 in 1980, when a trio of South African freedom fighters took a bank hostage, inspiring a movement that would lead to Nelson Mandela’s release from prison.

The Mandla Walter Dube-directed film ‘Silverton Siege’ is set to be released on April 27, South Africa’s Freedom Day, a day that commemorates the first post-apartheid election in the country. The trailer which was shared earlier today showcases the star-studded cast including Thabo Rametsi, Noxolo Dlamini, Stefan Erasmus and Arnold Vasloo and is based on a screenplay written by Sabelo Mgidi.

As gleaned from the trailer, the three freedom fighters are escaping the police after a freedom strike gone wrong, so they take refuge in a bank which they eventually keep under hostage. All three freedom fighters know that leaving that bank would result in one of the two things – prison or death, so they plan to negotiate for a life that is worth everything. It is then that they demand for the immediate release of Nelson Mandela. 

Watch the trailer for ‘Silverton Siege’ here.