- Best Feature Length Documentary: Festival International du Film d’Environnement 2015, France
- Audience Choice Award for Best South African Documentary: Encounters International Documentary Film Festival 2015
- Audience Choice Award: Durban International Film Festival 2015
- Amnesty International Durban Human Rights Award: Durban International Film Festival 2015
- Best Documentary: Silwerskerm FilmFees 2015
- Mbokodo Awards 2015: Winner for Women in Film
- Nomination: Best Full Length Documentary at the South African Film & Television Awards 2016
- Nomination: Best Achievement in Directing for Feature Documentary at the South African Film & Television Awards 2016
In the Amadiba area, on South Africa’s stunning Wild Coast, the Pondo people have tended their traditional way of life for centuries. Nonhle, a young local eco-tour guide, is a staunch supporter of her people and the endangered environment on which their livelihood and culture depend.
Her cousin Madiba, a local entrepreneur and self-proclaimed moderniser, is fully supportive of a titanium-mining proposal and the government’s controversial plan to build a tolled highway across their land. Tired of his community living without good access to employment, hospitals and schools, Madiba courts private capital and government officials. While the South African President deposes the pro-environment Pondo Royal Family, Nonhle rallies inspiring support with little more than dogged determination.
Featuring arresting cinematography, beautiful sand animation and sensational original music, The Shore Break delivers both a visually and emotionally riveting fight to the finish.
"Accomplished, handsome documentary"− Variety
"The Shore Break is an unforgettable documentary that you don’t want to miss out on"− Toronto Film Scene
"The Shore Break is not only a great documentary, but storytelling at top form"− SceneCreek
"A Gripping Tale"− Twitch Film
"Shore Break gets the People's Vote"− The Witness