Overcoming countrywide protests that saw the film banned in certain venues over the weekend, "Inxeba" will from Monday be screened on Netflix — the world's most powerful video-on-demand service.
"Inxeba", which tackles the story of a tragic LGBTQ+ romance that develops during the Xhosa manhood ritual, was officially uploaded to Netflix on February 1.
The film opened in South African cinemas on February 2, claiming fifth spot at the local box office, despite eight out of the 16 cinemas included in the national rollout cancelling some of the screenings after protests and violent threats against staff.
Owing to licensing regulations, the film is currently available via streaming only to Netflix subscribers in the U.S., but this is temporary, according to Tweets from the team.
Watch the trailer for the film below.
*This article has been edited to correct an error. A previous version claimed that 'Inxeba' was the first South African movie to be streamed on Netflix. This is not correct. Netflix has screened South African films such as 'Ayanda', 'Tsotsi' and 'Lucky', among many others. HuffPost SA regrets the error.