Graduation Festival
AFDA Study Year: Post Graduate Honours
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 24
Rating: L,S,V
Viewing Restriction: 16

Isikhalo: The Outcry

Ciki, a young woman who grew up in a small Hamburg village, marries Bantu a suburban high school teacher. After moving to Ntselamanzi Township with Bantu, she discovers that her husband is not the man she imagined him to be. Supported by her fellow stokvel friends, Ciki finally stands up to his archaic interpretation of cultural standards, and so begins a journey of courageous self-discovery.


Ciki Mbatha - Sivenathi Marawu
Bantu Mbatha - Zola Booi
Gladys - Olwethu Katoo
Nomonde - Nombasa George
Khanyisa - Ndileka Mfunda
Nox - Suliwe Sihlwayi
Babalwa - Belinda Sakata
Fundiswa - Simangalisiwe Mankayi
Father - MyMan Nozewu
Ciki's Elder - Ayabulela Willem
Landlord - Athenkosi Gabada
Shop Customer - Loren Buchner


Writer - Loren Buchner & Sisanda Dyantyi
Director - Loren Buchner & Sisanda Dyantyi
Executive Producer - AFDA Port Elizabeth
Associate Producer - Athenkosi Gabada
Cinematographer - Vuyile Yis Faba
Production Designer - Ryan Reid-Thomson
Costume, Make-up and Styling - Alimpo Kefile
Editor - Jason Forsdick
Sound Design - Lindsay Jantjies
Visual Effects - Armand de Lauwere
Data Wrangler - Jason Forsdick
Colourist/Grader - Armand de Lauwere



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