Graduation Festival
AFDA Study Year: 4th Year
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Running Time: 24
Rating: S,V,N
Viewing Restriction: 16

Rakshathe Kalai

When darkness arrives on the doorstep of a Diwali celebration an Indian lesbian woman must fight for her life and face the reality of toxic masculinity.


Simone Singh - Jyoti
Matthew Oliver Dalton - Ranbir
Reem Koussa - Julia
Warrick Bews - Rakshathe Kalai


Writer - Kershan Pillay & Boemo Mapetla
Director - Kershan Pillay
Executive Producer - Steven Campbell & Celiwe Dlamini
Cinematographer - Simbai Kanjere
Production Designer - Lauren Boy
Costume, Make-up and Styling - Ashleigh Crawford
Editor - Gabriela Arends
Sound Design - Tylah Wooman
Composer - Tom Dodson
Visual Effects - Cailin Theobald
Data Wrangler - Dean Mbamba
Colourist/Grader - Dean Mbamba



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AFDA is the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance, and is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997. Registration certificate no. 2001/HE07/012.

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