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‘The Wound’ grabs 8 nominations at the SAFTAS amidst protests and cancellations

Critically acclaimed film The Wound (Inxeba) stays winning.

The award winning film received 8 nominations at the South African Film and Television Awards including Best Directing, Best Feature Film and Best Actor – Feature Film for Nakhane.

However, the opening of the film in South Africa has been followed with protests and cancellation at some screens. News24 is reporting that a Nu Metro cinema in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape, Hemingways Mall in East London and Canal Walk in Cape Town have suspended the screening the movie.

Reports say that protest from members of the Xhosa community resulted in angry protests on Friday, as eight of the 16 cinemas taking part in the nationwide release suspended the screening for fear of mob violence and reports of death threats.

The Numetro at Walmer Park tweeted:


The film’s director John Trengove tweeted

The official Twitter of the film also tweeted

The situation started a conversation on Twitter.

The Wound (Inxeba) has also won 19 awards at 44 festivals in more than 25 countries worldwide, including South Africa.

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