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78 minutes


Director: John Trengove.
Starring: Nakhane Touré, Bongile Mantsai, Niza Jay.

Xolani and Vija are the caregivers in traditional circumcision ceremonies in South Africa – each year they guide the young initiates into manhood. Xolani is asked by a family friend to be the caregiver for his son, Kwanda, because he has been behaving strangely at home in the city. However, Xolani has a secret as to why he attends the ceremony every year: his feelings for Vija go beyond that of a boyhood friendship. When Kwanda’s sexuality comes into question, Xolani is faced with difficult choices that threaten to upset this sacred ritual of manhood.

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