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Nu Metro cinemas in Port Elizabeth also postpone screening controversial film, Inxeba

By Jesica Slabbert - Feb 2, 2018
Nu Metro cinemas in Port Elizabeth also postpone screening controversial film, Inxeba

The Nu Metro Cinema in Walmer Park has released a statement saying that the controversial film Inxeba – The Wound, has been suspended and will therefore not be shown in their cinema.

This after Heminways Casino in East London also announced the postponement of the film’s screening and they will re-evaluate the feasibility of screening the film at a later stage after they have consulted with all stakeholders.

While the film has been praised by international film critics, traditionalists have expressed their unhappiness about the film showing what happens in the bush where Xhosa men go through a sacred rite of passage to manhood.

Inxeba stars, Alice-born musician-turned-actor, Nakhane Touré in the lead role of Xolani, and Niza Jay Ncoyini, as Kwanda, who join the other teenagers of their community on a journey to the mountains to be initiated into manhood.

The film explores the two men's secret love affair.

Many traditionalists have voiced their outrage against this as culturally offensive.

There was said to be a protest at the Nu Metro Cinema in The Boardwalk in Summerstrand by members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in the Nelson Mandela Bay in the hopes to stop the film from being viewed.