Jahmil XT Qubeka Talks SEW THE WINTER TO MY SKIN at TIFF – Nadia Neophytou interviews

The last time Jahmil XT Qubeka premiered a movie at the Toronto International Film Festival it had been banned briefly in his home country. This time around, he debuted his latest work scandal-free at the festival, before it plays in South Africa. Sew the Winter to My Skin may not be anywhere near as controversial as Of Good Report but it’s just as bold and genre-pushing.

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Wanuri Kahiu’s RAFIKI Takes Cannes Despite Nairobi Ban – Nadia Neophytou reports

When the credits rolled and the lights came up at the end of her film’s premiere in the Palais des Festival, director Wanuri Kahiu stood next to her lead actresses Samantha Mugatsia and Sheila Munyiva, all dressed in off-white outfits, taking in the acclaim of a standing ovation. Someone in the audience shouted, ‘Thank you!’ and Kahiu put her hand over her heart.

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