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Djia Mambu

Is anybody allowed to show the secrets of a culture that is not their own?

The director of the terrific Inxeba may face some backlash for doing so.

Some will say it’s a film, it’s art, so the artist should be able to work on anything he wants to. Others will say it’s cultural appropriation and disrespectful. But no one will leave the cinema feeling the same way as they went in.

For me, great cinema is always controversial.

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Is anybody allowed to show the secrets of a culture that is not their own?

The director of the terrific Inxeba may face some backlash for doing so.

Some will say it’s a film, it’s art, so the artist should be able to work on anything he wants to. Others will say it’s cultural appropriation and disrespectful. But no one will leave the cinema feeling the same way as they went in.

For me, great cinema is always controversial.

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