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The Wound(Inxeba),movie, must be banned

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We are extending our invitation to all members of the society to pledge solidarity with us, Xhosa students of University of Wits in boycotting the movie called ‘The Wound-Inxeba’.

The ritual that this movie is centered around is a secret and sacred thing. What happens in the mountains of kwaXhosa stays there, it is not for public consumption and this ritual has been practiced for as long as time itself. In what we have witnessed on the trailer, the movie is also promoting a false narrative about the Xhosa ritual.

There are obviously are a number of negative outcomes that can be a result of this false narrative. The immediate thing that we can think of would be the decision making process that has to be made by parents (mothers) when it comes to the cultural initiation school. In the same breath, the Xhosa boys will have a negative perception about the ritual because of the false narrative on the movie. We must then make it known that this movie is only focused at commercializing the Xhosa culture and not promoting it in a good light.

We are then calling for this movie to be banned in our country and possibly everywhere. It should not be shown in any public platform. We are setting precedence. Our cultures should be protected by law as incidents like this have happened before.

We are mobilizing the society by making them to understand we are not homophobic. We are requesting EVERYONE in the society to form solidarity with us in boycotting the movie and talk about the issue in all different kinds of media

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