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South Africa’s Film and Publications Board is holding a hearing into complaints made against Inxeba (The Wound), which features a gay love story, the news site Times Live reports.
The Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa has asked for the film to be banned, and suggested it be given a higher age restriction if that’s not possible.
The film has been criticised both for depicting a gay relationship and for showing the ritual of ukwaluka – a Xhosa circumcision ceremony for men around the age of 18.
The Film and Publications Board said its unlikely to have a ruling by the end of the day.
On Twitter, the people behind Inxeba have been opposing any kind of censorship.
“It is also imperative that organisations such as the CRL Rights Commission refrain from creating an atmosphere in which censorship and the restriction of Constitutional free expression might once again thrive.” – PEN SA #Inxeba #InxebaWillRise https://t.co/rLunVg8bHG
— Inxeba (The Wound) (@TheWound_SAfilm) February 11, 2018