It’s based on the book by Dalene Matthee

Toorbos is a new, local film based on the book with the same title by acclaimed author, Dalene Matthee. Now, this film has been selected as South Africa’s entry for the best Foreign Language film at the 2021 Oscar awards. The competition was tough and the South African Academy Awards selection committee, composed of professionals from various fields of the filmmaking value chain evaluated several diverse, rich, and unique submissions from the 2–5 November 2020 at Nu Metro cinemas across the country. The film has also been selected or the Torino Film Festival in Italy, November 2020