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The Wound, Inxeba, John Trengove

The Wound (Inxeba), which had its African premiere in competition at the Durban International Film Festival, won both Best Director for John Trengrove and Best Actor for Nakhane Touré at the festival. This is a latest in the film’s award-winning streak, which has seen it pick up a number of accolades from all around the world.

“From the very beginning, the process of making Inxeba was characterized by intense collaboration and risk taking. This film demanded everything from those who came on board”, says director John Trengrove. “I am so grateful to the incredible cast and crew who put their faith and trust in this journey. This film is a testament to their efforts. I want to dedicate this award to the silent and faceless queers throughout the African continent who face insurmountable obstacles every day in a struggle for identity and dignity”.

‘The Wound’, which premiered internationally at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and later opened Berlinale Panorama, was a 2014 Durban FilmMart project.

‘The Wound’ will open nationwide in South Africa on February 2, 2018.

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