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In Stitches

Friday, October 18

Women highlighted with green light getting make up applied.

Directors: Hannah Rafkin, Meg Robbins
Producers: Hannah Rafkin, Meg Robbins
2018 | 55 min | South Africa | USA 
NY Premiere | Filmmakers in Attendance

There are eleven official languages in South Africa, yet the most successful comedians there perform in English. Speaking their vernacular languages, “vernac” comedians show how specific words are key to nailing the punch-line, and unveil the racial and sexist biases set against their native tongues. Laughter is universal, but the jokes are intimately tied to language and politics. 

Co-presented by African Film Festival, Inc.