Title: The Bursary
Language: Zulu & English
Description: When Khethiwe, a recipient of a maiden bursary, is sexually assaulted she is faced with a difficult decision. Does she stay silent, allowing her attacker to walk free, or does she say something, exposing that she is no longer a virgin and thus disqualifying herself for the bursary? The film explores the culture of maiden bursaries and virginity testing, a controversial practice that is currently being challenged in South Africa.
Writer: Brett Michael Innes & Nomawonga Khumalo
Director: Nomawonga Khumalo
Producers: Brett Michael Innes, Paulo Areal, Schalk Willem Burger, Raymond van der Kaaij
Partners: TMPC, Revolver Amsterdam, National Film & Video Foundation
News: selected for Durban FilmMart 2019, winner of the VideoVision ‘Most Promising SA Film’ Award and Stage 5 Development Award. Selected for Cinemart 2021 and a recipient of production funding from the NFVF.
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