The movie, Knuckle City, shot in East London, has been selected as South Africa’s official submission for the International Feature Film category at next year’s Oscars.
The film had its international premiere at the 2019 Toronto Film Festival which is currently underway at the TIFF Bell Lightbox cultural centre in downtown Toronto.
Minister of Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa, took to Twitter to congratulate the team.
South African Film Director, Jahmil XT Qubeka's film 'Knuckle City' has been chosen as this year’s South African entry for Best International Feature Film Award for the 2020 Oscar Awards. The film is currently screening in Toronto. Well done to the team, we wish you all the best! pic.twitter.com/ngNy7RmJnL— Min. Nathi Mthethwa (@NathiMthethwaSA) September 10, 2019
Knuckle City is described as a hard-hitting crime film which, while rooted in South African culture, carries with it a universal message.