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Alumni Film Screening: The Wound

Sat 11 | 20:00 - 22:00 | HAU1

In cooperation with Berlinale Panorama.

John Trengove, South Africa | Germany | The Netherlands | France, 2016, 88 min.
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In a remote mountainous region of South Africa, a group of young men undergo a circumcision ritual of initiation. Their guardian Xolani, a lonely factory worker from Johannesburg, struggles with the contradiction between his people’s tradition and his own sexuality. Having first explored male circumcision in their short film iBhokhwe, South African director John Trengove (Script Station 2014) and producer Elias Ribeiro (BT 2015) revisit this topic and other rituals of masculinity. Current Talent Cait Pansegrouw produced as well.

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John Trengove

Born in 1978, he lives in Johannesburg in South Africa. After studying at the Tisch School of the Arts in New York, he directed television, documentaries and commercials. His miniseries Hopeville won numerous awards at international festivals. He also works as a theatre director and his stage play 'The Epicene Butcher' won the Amsterdam Fringe Festival award for best international production. His short film iBhokhwe (The Goat) screened in the Berlinale's Generation section and at over 20 other festivals. The Wound is his feature film debut.