13 November 2017
By Mikhale Singh


Genre: Drama
Running Time: 24
Viewing Restriction: PG 16


KwaGebhezi is a film about intersectional feminist and queer representation, land reclaim and smashing heteronormativity and the patriarchy. Nik, a gay, Indian quantity surveyor becomes embroiled in the politics of a struggling village in KZN whilst overseeing the construction of a clinic. The site is taken over, mafia-style, by the local ward councillor. Nik must then work together with the chief’s daughter to try and dismantle the patriarchal traditions of the village and stop the ward councillor, and his bosses, from stealing the chief’s land.


Nik - Cameron Govender
Katherine - Angela Balkovic
Prudence - Aya Msani
Dumisani - Thokozisa Ziqubu
Lindo - Mongezi Mhlongo
Jaco - Warwick Thomson
Foreman Andrews - Byron McNeil


Mikhale Cheran Singh - Writer
Kyle Judd Smith - Director
Mikhale Cheran Singh - Executive Producer
AFDA Durban - Associate Producer
Saná Siddiqi - Associate Producer
Khwezi Ncalane - Cinematographer
Astrid McCleary - Production Designer
Astrid McCleary - Costume, Make-up and Styling
Sarah McQuilliam - Editor
Daniel Funcke - Sound Design
Mikhail Vezasie - Composer
Sarah McQuilliam & Siwe Mbanjwa - Visual Effects
Simon Hudson - Data Wrangler
Khwezi Ncalane - Colourist/Grader


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