Knuckle City 2019
Jahmil X.T. Qubeka | South Africa 2019 | 2h4m | Xhosa with English subtitles | 15
In this slice of street life in South Africa's Mdantsane township, known as the boxing mecca of South Africa, Dudu Nyakama, a down and out aging boxer, struggles to attain the one fight that he believes will uplift his fractured family. Contending that the boxing world is rife with crime, Dudu unwittingly enlists the help of his reckless gangster brother, who's just getting out of jail. Haunted by the ghost of their father, Dudu soon finds that the fight at home is far more challenging than any opponent he can possibly face in the ring.
One of South Africa's most exciting and prolific directors, Jahmil X.T. Qubeka returns to AiM after Of Good Report (2013) and Sew the Winter to My Skin (2018) with a new kind of film: a boxing drama.
Content warning: This film contains scenes of violence that some viewers may find disturbing.