Sew the Winter to My Skin

One Man’s Bandit is Another Man’s Champion.

Sew the Winter to My Skin
A look at South Africa’s version of Robin Hood, based on true events. Set in the Great-Karoo region during the 1950s, we follow the outlaw John Kepe, known as The Samson of the Boschberg, and the various individuals his escapades affected. He was primarily a livestock thief, preying on the white farmers in the region. After about a decade, a World War II veteran, General Botha, launched a mammoth manhunt for him, searching for his hidden cave hideout.

130 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Nudity, Violence, Prejudice, Drug abuse).
Action, Adventure, South African, On the art circuit.
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Ezra Mabengenza, Kandyse McClure, Peter Kurth, Dave Walpole, David James, Bongile Mantsai, Antoinette Louw, Bok van Blerk, Zolisa Xaluva
Jahmil X.T. Qubeka
ScreenplayJahmil X.T. Qubeka
CinematographyJonathan Kovel
EditingLayla Swart
Made in2018
Produced byYellowbone Entertainment

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

NudityLow Impact, Infrequent - almost isolated scenes of nudity that are noted in a vintage photograph as well as within a cultural context at a tribal celebration.
ViolenceModerate Impact, Frequent scenes of violence that are thematically centred within the context of Apartheid South Africa.
PrejudiceMild Impact, Thematic prejudice that is experienced throughout the film as it is set in 1950's Apartheid South Africa.
Drug abuseNone (sic)
CommentsSew The Winter To My Skin is a film of historic value that follows the life of John Kepe, also known as Samson of the Boschberg, from his time as a livestock thief to his various run-ins and escapes with farmers and police and his eventual capture, trial, imprisonment, sentencing and execution. The film is set in 1952's Apartheid South Africa which informs it's historic and educational value.
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