|Title||The Crown against Mafavuke|
The Crown Against Mafavuke is based on a South African trial from 1940. Mafavuke Ngcobo was a traditional herbalist who was accused by the local white medical establishment of ‘untraditional behaviour’. The lm explores the ideological and commercial confrontation between two di erent yet intertwining medicinal traditions and their uses of plants, with slippages across gender and race further questioning notions of purity and origination. The re-imagined court case is lmed at the Palace of Justice in Pretoria, where the Rivonia trial was held that sent Mandela and his fellow accused to Robben Island prison.
|Web address (URL)||http://www.urielorlow.net/2016/12/the-crown-against-mafavuke/|