Many things were banned by the apartheid regime, even if they did not have any political undertones.
One such movie was Joe Bullet, a film starring Ken Gampu as the hero.
It was banned after just two screenings and was never seen again - even after it was later unbanned.
Film producer Tonie van der Merwe and Gravel Road Film Distribution has taken the opportunity to re-release a number of movies from that era.
After a restoration process, they have been shown at international film festivals – and also at come independent screenings in South Africa but most recently enjoyed its first ever commercial screening in Detroit.
Take a listen to director Tonie van der Merwe Director and Ben Cowley CEO of Gravel Road Film Distribution chatting to Kieno Kammies about their project:
This article first appeared on 702 : Movies banned during apartheid back on the big screen