Natives At Large is a black, Independent South African film and television production company founded in 1995. It is dedicated to telling African stories through provocative and experimental films and also to enhancing the participation of black people in the film industry.

Since its founding Natives At Large has produced (unless otherwise stated) the following productions:

  • - Fools | Feature Film 1997
  • - Tu Sera Un Bafanaa | Documentary 1998
  • - UNICEF | Global Initiative Launch 2000
  • - Creative Consultants on Wan’Wina directed by Dumisani Pakhati for Day Zero 2002
  • - A Thousand Hills | Documentary 2004
  • - Zulu Love Letter | Feature Film 2006
  • - Africa is Calling | Documentary 2009
  • - Zwelidumile | Documentary; 2011
  • - Noire Ici Blanche La-Bas | Documentary by Claude Haffner; 2012
  • - Beyond the Picket Line | Feature Film by Lentswe Serote
  • - In 2013, Natives At Large Produced Rights Of Passage, a feature film comprising eight short films
  • - In 2015, the company produced ten by 24 minute short films by first time filmmakers



Ramadan Suleman Producer-Director

Ramadan Suleman

Producer | Director

Ramadan Suleman, director, writer and producer was born in 1955 in Kings Rest Bluff, near Durban, South Africa. He studied at the School for Research in African Theatre. He was one of the founding member of the Dhlomo Theatre, a first black theatre in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Bheki Peterson Producer at Natives at Large

Bhekisizwe Peterson

Writer | Producer

Bhekizizwe Peterson is Professor of African Literature at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. He has served on various editorial, statutory and artistic committees, juries and boards across the continent.

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