Inxeba re-classification causes outrage

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Inxeba re-classification causes outrage

The FPB has been accused of being being homphobic and bowing to undue pressure



Earlier today, the South African Film and Publications Board (FPB) announced that they had re-classified ‘Inxeba’ and given it a new rating which was similar to that given to pornographic material.

The FPB announced and explained this via social media.





To date, the biggest gripe that many have had with the multi-award winning film is it’s alleged intimate exposé of Xhosa circumcision rituals which have always been a closely guarded secret. The film has been met with resistance which recently almost turned violent after certain groups threatened to damage cinemas that chose to screen the film to the public.




Said groups even went so far as to lay complaints against the film with the Film and Publication Board about the film’s 16SL rating. The film’s rating has now been increased to a shocking X18 which is the same as hardcore porn. As such, the film might no longer be screened in public cinemas and might not be available for purchase in certain retailers.


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