Ndiyindoda: I Am a Man

Season 6 Episode 11

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:00am


Marked by ceremonies, ritual activities and cultural practices – the rite of passage is a universally understood concept; signaling and celebrating the transition from one phase of life to another. In South Africa, and specifically within the Xhosa culture, Initiation is a revered tradition and an ancient rite of passage. In this episode we filmed a group of Xhosa men, some recently initiated, along with their fathers and grandfathers as they discuss the morals and values that are rooted within the cultural practice.

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Film Credits

Director: Jo Menell/ Richard Mills

Produced by: Street Talk Stories

Researcher: Jo Menell

Camera: Thembela Dick

Sound & Edit: Thina Daniel

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