South African Film Wounding the Pride and Prejudice of Xhosa Men?
The film Inxeba - The Wound has been at the receiving end of a backlash for its depiction of the traditional sacred ritual of a Xhosa tradition into manhood - as well as sexual identity in the form of a gay love story. Traditional leaders want the movie banned, saying there are limits to the extent customs can be exposed.
Inxeba - The Wound film.
South Africa: Inxeba X18 Rating Is Nothing Short of Censorship
DA, 14 February 2018
The DA strongly condemns the Film and Publication Board (FPB) Appeal Tribunal's decision re-classify the film Inxeba to a rating of X18. Read more »
South Africa: Inxeba - Ripping the Wounds Right Open
Daily Maverick, 13 February 2018
The value of the film Inxeba's gay storyline against a backdrop defined by traditional masculinity is not exclusively for gay men: it's for everyone. Many of the social media… Read more »
South Africa: Commission to Brief Media On Inxeba (The Wound)
News24Wire, 14 February 2018
The Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural' Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL Rights Commission) is to brief the media on the controversial… Read more »
South Africa: Inxeba - Wounding the Pride and Prejudice of Xhosa Men?
Daily Maverick, 9 February 2018
As the movie Inxeba (The Wound) stirs anger and inspires protest, South Africans question whether this rage, projected towards a film, is actually about protecting cultural values… Read more »
Daily Maverick, 8 February 2018
South Africa's discourse has followed a criminal pattern of commonly taking place in spaces where people want to come across as woke and progressive. As noble as this may be the… Read more »
The film follows Xolani who is one of many teenage boys who are on a journey of initiation into manhood. The controversial film has set tongues wagging for its depiction of the ... Read more »