A Xhosa Sci-fi film based in the future is set to wow audiences in China this week when it opens the international BRICS Film Festival. Stillborn‚ based on the story of a futuristic robot who is obsessed with her human ancestry‚ will showcase to hundreds of festival goers on Thursday evening. Speaking to TshisaLIVE‚ the film's director Jahmil XT Qubeka said that the unique idea for the film came from the desire to fuse his Xhosa heritage with his love for sci-fi films. "I grew up watching sci-fi films and‚ of course‚ my heritage is Xhosa. If I reflect on Xhosa and African culture there is a lot of potential sci-fi elements that I could draw from‚" Jahmil said. The film was shown to audiences for the first time on Monday evening and Jahmil admitted that he was nervous that it would be "too creative" for audiences. "I thought that it would go over their heads and maybe we were too ambitious or creative with the project‚ but it was really well received‚" he explained. The entire film w...

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