Synopsis (momentan nur in Englisch verfügbar)
Eastern Cape, South Africa. A lonely factory worker, Xolani, takes time off his job to assist during an annual Xhosa circumcision initiation into manhood. In a remote mountain camp that is off limits to women, young men, painted in white ochre, recuperate as they learn the masculine codes of their culture. In this environment of machismo and aggression, Xolani cares for a defiant initiate from Johannesburg, Kwanda, who quickly learns Xolani’s best kept secret that he is in love with another man.

World premiere
Sundance International Film Festival 2017

Key festivals and awards
South African submission for the Academy Awards Best First Feature, BFI London International Film festival 2017; Grand Jury Prize, Mumbai International Film Festival 2017; Jury Prize, Durban International Film Festival 2017

Director: John Trengove
Producers: Urucu Media (South Africa), Cooltake Pictures (South Africa), Riva Filmproduktion (Germany), Oak Motion Pictures (Netherlands)
German distributor: Salzberger & Co. medien GmbH
World sales: Pyramide International (France)
Theatrical release in Germany: September 14, 2017

Funded in July 2017
Funding amount: 10.000 €