Award-winning movie Inxeba’s reclassification as pornography has been overturned by the High Court in Pretoria‚ on the grounds that it was procedurally unfair and unlawful.However, Judge Joseph Raulinga has stressed that Inxeba (The Wound)‚ which depicts a homosexual relationship between two men at an initiation school‚ violated the rights to dignity of Xhosa people. Furthermore‚ he said‚ "if cultural beliefs and practices are to be considered‚ the film is harmful and disturbing and exposes 16-year-olds to the sexual conduct depicted in the film"."The film included language that was degrading to Xhosa women and further exposes women to societal violence, such as rape. It contains harmful scenes that could cause tensions within the Xhosa community and even within the broader African community. By implication, it has an effect on the rights of the Xhosa traditional group‚" he said.Throughout his judgment‚ Raulinga stressed that the Inxeba filmmakers’ rights to freedom of expression co...

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