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New England premiere

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Directed by John Trengrove
South Africa, Germany, The Netherlands, France | 2017
88 min. | Xhosa, Afrikaans & English with subtitles
New England premiere

An exploration of tradition and sexuality set amid South Africa’s Xhosa culture. A lonely factory worker joins other men in his community for an annual two week journey in the mountains to initiate a group of adolescent boys into manhood. His entire existence starts to unravel when a defiant initiate discovers his well-guarded secret. South Africa’s submission and on the short list for the Academy Awards’ Best Foreign Language Film.

Speaker: Dr. Anima Adjepong, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Simmons College, whose field of study focuses on culture, identity, and black diaspora.


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