In cooperation with Berlinale Panorama.John Trengove, South Africa | Germany | The Netherlands | France, 2016, 88 min.
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.