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Check Out Thomas Gumede’s Coming-Of-Age Film “Kedibone”

 Check Out Thomas Gumede’s Coming-Of-Age Film “Kedibone”

“KEDIBONE” is a SeSotho word meaning “seen it all”.

This is a coming of age South African feature film about an exotically beautiful Sotho girl by the name of Kedibone Manamela, born and raised in Orlando East, Soweto who chooses to live her early youth on the fast lane.

Veiled from her loyal childhood boyfriend’s eyes, she bounces between being a good girl in the township and the ‘it’ girl on the high end of Johannesburg streets.

A dark threat looms over the day when the news of Kedibone’s escapades reaches the young man.

The film is meant to educate young women and men about the trials encountered by most during the process of navigating the tribulations of the city life while highlighting the challenges that the majority of black South African youth face in the process of passing matric, solving for tertiary tuition and trying to secure a desirable future for themselves.

The film also highlights the dangers of blesser and blessee relationships, which often is at the peril of the young ladies involved.

The film advocates for education first, self-discipline, self-respect, and loyalty. It also advocates for being with the person you love rather than a person who can provide material possessions.

Directed by Thomas Gumede, the cast includes: Natasha Tahane, Wright Ngubeni, Busisiwe Mtshali, Thabo Malema, Thami Mnqolo, Matli Mohapeloa, Kenneth Nkosi, Kwezi Ndlovu, Tessa Twala, Melvinah Eheli, Unathi Guma, Nicholas Sibanda, Tshego Koke, Keke Mphuti and Sivenathi Mabuya.

The film will be released on 16 April 2021.

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