Sew the Winter to My Skin
First screened in September 2018
Director: Jahmil X.T. Qubeka. Cast: Ezra Mabengeza, Peter Kurth, Bok van Blerk, Bongile Mantsai, David James, Carlo Radebe, Brenda Ngxoli, Antoinette Louw, Kandyse McClure, Dave Walpole, Mandisa Nduna, Nomhle Nknoyeni, Zolisa Xaluva, Gabriel Fredericks. Screenplay: Jahmil X.T. Qubeka. Twitter Capsule:
Impressively enraged and unreliant on dialogue but indulges bombast in other ways. Bizarrely structured.
Like Girls of the Sun, this potent story, little-attended outside its local context, merits eyes on those grounds alone, despite choppiness.
(And if you're struck by the fact that I can level charges of choppiness amidst a single-sentence tweet with four commas, I take that note.)
Appalling but true that Apartheid stories that center the vantages of the oppressed and channel more fury than Dignified Resistance are so rare.