South African director Jahmil X.T. Qubeka and Yellowbone Entertainment have released the trailer for Qubeka’s fourth feature film, Knuckle City.
In Knuckle City, Qubeka examines the harsh reality of a fighter from South Africa’s Mdantansane — a township with a legacy of producing world-class boxing talents. The film is in isiXhosa, one of the primary languages spoken in South Africa, aims to address the notions of inherited toxic masculinity and the ruthless and intense underbelly of the boxing world.
Take a look at the synopsis from award-winning production house Yellowbone Entertainment below:
A slice of street life in South Africa’s Mdantsane township, known as the boxing mecca ofSouth Africa, Knuckle City follows the journey of Dudu Nyakama (Bongile Mantsai), a down and out aging boxer as he struggles to attain the one fight that he believes will uplift his fractured family. Contending that the underbelly of the boxing world is rife with criminality, Dudu unwittingly enlists the help of his reckless but resourceful, gangster brother who’s coming out of jail. Haunted by the ghost of their father, Dudu soon finds that the fight at home is far more challenging than any opponent he can possibly face in the ring.
Knuckle City is presented by Mzansi Magic and Yellowbone Entertainment; helmed by Layla Swart as its producer and editor. Stay tuned for the film’s release date.