Xolani, a lonely factory worker, joins the men of his community in the mountains of the Eastern Cape to initiate a group of teenage boys into manhood. When a defiant initiate from the city discovers his best kept secret, Xolani’s entire existence begins to unravel.
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Saw this at New Directors / New Film in NYC. What a tremendous debut feature! The setting, the subject and the respectful eye of the director just match. The visual style is fresh, sincere, not pretentious. Some pretty powerful moments. Great editing and sound design.