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Thursday, 9 March 2017

The Wound': LGBT film breaks taboos and ignites debate in South Africa

The Wound': LGBT film breaks taboos and ignites debate in South Africa
- Twice a year thousands of initiates will venture into the Eastern Cape bush, led by caregivers entrusted with guiding these boys. Central to "ulwaluko" is circumcision, performed by a traditional surgeon and without anesthetic. Initiates must show no fear and shed no tear during what Mandela called "a trial of bravery and stoicism." After that, weeks are spent away from civilization in a male-dominated camp, healing and growing into the role of a man before returning to society with respect and the expectation to take property and a wife.