Screening of controvercial movie Inxeba cancelled as a result of public outcry

The release of the controvercial movie ‘Inxeba: The Wound’ has been cancelled at a number of cinemas amidst renewed calls for a boycott of this award-winning movie. ‘Inxeba: The Wound’ was released nationwide on Saturday (2 Feb 2018).

The movie with its isiXhosa dialogue depicts the development of a gay love-affair in the midst of a Xhosa ritual at an initiation school.
The film has been accused by its critics of disrespecting a sacred rite of passage in the Xhosa culture.
The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) community has criticised “conservative men” who are against the movie as “hyper-masculine”.

Inxeba (The Wound) has already received international acclaim, including being named best foreign film by the African American Film Critics Association and best film at the International Queer and Migrant Film Festival in Amsterdam. It fell short of making it to the Oscars.

Directed by John Trengrove, the movie stars big names such as singer-songwriter Nakhane Touré, who along with fellow cast members, has allegedly received death threats for their roles in the film.

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