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‘Inxeba (The Wound)’ Just Became The First South African Film To Stream On Netflix

There's no stopping 'Inxeba.'

Inxeba (The Wound), the movie telling the story of masculinity and manhood, is now streaming on Netflix, HuffPost South Africa reports. This makes it the first South African film available on the platform.


It's currently only available to US subscribers, but will soon be available in other countries.

The movie has opened lots of conversations ranging from how it portrays the sacred Xhosa custom of ulwaluko, to masculinity during the initiation of boys into manhood, among other things.

The movie, which is directed by John Trengrove, has done pretty well, winning several awards and even getting shortlisted for an Academy Award. It recently got eight nominations at the South African Film and TV Awards (SAFTAs).

Read: 'Inxeba (The Wound)' Is An Important Story Told By The Wrong Person

Regardless of which side of the argument you are on about the movie's "controversy," Inxeba does bring up an important issue–manhood isn't what it used to be, the world is constantly changing, and homophobia just needs to stop. Some of the homophobic and patriarchal responses on social media prove just how much still needs to be done.

Watch the trailer below, and if you are in the US, stream the movie on Netflix.

Inxeba is currently on circuit in South Africa.

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The Netherlands Returns Nigeria's Centuries-Old Stolen Artefact

The Netherlands has returned to Nigeria a 600-year-old stolen artefact, the Ife Terracotta, which has been received by Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

According to The Guardian Nigeria, the Netherlands has returned a 600-year-old artefact to Nigeria. This comes after the artefact was reportedly smuggled using fraudulent papers through Ghana to the Dutch country. Netherlands ambassador to Nigeria, Harry van Dijk, handed over the Ife Terracotta to Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. The repatriation of the small but "priceless" Ife Terracotta has been a long journey considering it was reportedly smuggled out of Nigeria in 2019.

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