Graduation Festival
AFDA Study Year: Honours
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 24
Rating: PG,L,V
Viewing Restriction: 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
Jane - Tamlyn Prosser


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



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