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Thursday, November 09, 2017,

  • Location: Sarratt Cinema

Inxeba (the Wound)

Presented by Tara McKay, Assistant Professor – Center for Medicine, Health & Society, Department of Sociology, and the Department of Health Policy.

South Africa/Germany/Netherlands/France (2017) Dir: John Trengove.

Inxeba follows
 a young factory worker living in the Eastern 
Cape of South Africa. When he and other men 
from his community gather in the mountains to
 observe an initiation ritual transitioning a group
 of teenage boys to manhood, a defiant initiate 
from the city discovers his secret, a forbidden relationship with another man in the community, and his entire existence begins to unravel. Xhosa/Afrikaans/English. 88 min. Blu-Ray. Presented in collaboration with the Center for Medicine, Health and Society, and the Africa TIPS Project.