Big screen, small screen: what to watch

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This lo­cal film tells the story of Xolani (Nakhane Touré), a clos­eted gay fac­tory worker in Queen­stown who works as a care­giver for ini­ti­ates and starts a re­la­tion­ship with an­other care­giver. The film­mak­ers have come un­der fire from Xhosa king Zwelonke Sig­cawu, who has said it’s in­sult­ing to the tra­di­tion of Ul­waluko (a rit­ual to ini­ti­ate boys into man­hood), some­thing the film­mak­ers have de­nied.

The movie is in lo­cal cin­e­mas for one week only to qual­ify for en­try in the 2018 Os­cars and will be widely re­leased in SA in Fe­bru­ary.

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