15 May Sew The Winter To My Skin
Sew The Winter To My Skin is a South African story that retells the life of John Kepe who was convicted and sentenced to death for murder in Cradock in 1952. In the film, producer Layla Swart and writer and director Jahmil XT Qubeka tell the story of Kepe’s exploits, arrest and trial against the backdrop of apartheid in the 1950s. The film has minimal dialogue with the script primarily in isiXhosa. This will be Layla Swart’s first solo production after working her way up in the film industry. Writer/director Jahmil XT Qubeka has won numerous awards, including a BAFTA in 2014 for Of Good Report, which was the first African film selected to compete at the London Film Festival.