According to revelations from Nelson Mandela’s Road Walk To Freedom the celebrated icon revealed more about Xhosa male circumcision ritual than the inxeba film. Could this be because many people reacting to this movie did not read the book or is it a case of selective memory?
Protest action by cultural activists has seen several cinemas forced to cancel screenings of ‘Inxeba’ (The Wound), a film which has been screened across the continent and around the world to widespread critical acclaim. To date, it has won 19 awards at 44 festivals in more than 25 countries worldwide including South Africa. On the 2nd of February, it was announced that the film has been nominated for 8 South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAS).
In an interview on ANN7 last night Man and Boy Foundation executive director Nkululeko Nxesi said “99% of the South Africa population are against this movie”. This was contradicted based on the number of cinema attendances on opening Friday 2 February. ‘Inxeba’ was the best performing film at 7 of the sites where it is currently playing for the day.
See extracts from Nelson Mandela’s book below