Qula Kwedini: A Rite Of Passage

Director: Jahmil X.T. Qubeka and Mandilakhe Mjekula
Country: South Africa
Year: 2003
Running Time: 57 min.
Language: English and Xhosa

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Ndipiwe lives a privileged and carefree life in Johannesburg until he decides to undergo a traditional initiation that includes going to the bush to be circumcised. After a mishap, which lands him in hospital, an exuberant ceremony back in the suburbs completes this warm and revealing account of the molding of two traditions into one cultural reality.

About the Director

Mandilakhe Mjekula and Jahmil X.T. Qubeka

Biography: Mandilakhe Mjekula and Jahmil X.T. Qubeka are Johannesburg-based filmmakers exploding with youthful ambitions to revolutionize the local industry. Their collaborations have yielded an interesting body of work, from documentaries to TV dramas, commercials and corporate videos. They directed the 57 min. film Qula Kwedini – A Rite of Passage in 2003.

(Source: AFF, Inc.)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Qula Kwedini – A Rite of Passage (2004).

Filmography:
Qula Kwedini – A Rite of Passage (2003);
Shogun Khumalo Is Dying! (2006 – Jahmil X.T. Qubeka);
A Small Town Called Descent (2010 – Jahmil X.T. Qubeka).