Xolani, off to the mountains to initiate teenage boys, is threatened by one of them.
Released Fri 2 Feb, 2018
Indigenous Film Distribution
18 L N P S V
Xolani, a lonely factory worker, joins the men of his community in the mountains of the Eastern Cape to initiate a group of teenage boys into manhood. When a defiant initiate from the city discovers his best kept secret, Xolani's entire existence begins to unravel.
Nakhane Touré, Bongile Mantsai, Niza jay Ncoyini, Thobani Mseleni, Gameligle Bovana, Halalisani Bradley Cebekhulu, Inga Qwede, Sibabalwe Ngqayana, Siphosethu Ngcetane
John Trengove, Thando Mgqolozana, Malusi Bengu
Cait Pansegrouw, Elias Ribeiro
Xhosa, Afrikaans, English
Country / Year:
South Africa, Germany, Netherlands, France, 2017
Having dealt in the controversial tradition of initiation in his short film, ‘Ibhokhwe,’ director John Trengove now delves deeper into South African masculinity through a profound study of the subject. This is an impressive film debut that lingers in the mind of audiences long after it ends.