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Africa, South Africa, Durban

In November 2013, actors Hassan Oumhammed and Güner Güven of Stut theater opened the Isigcawu festival in KwaMashu township, Durban, South Africa. Their double bill Friend/Mahmoud is partly inspired by their own youth in the Utrecht-neighborhood of Overvecht. The festival in Durban also featured Brothers by Umsindo, a highly physical performance by two actors who are also twin brothers in real life who grew up in one of the townships of that city. ICAF 2014 was happy to provide a platform for both of these shows and the South-African experiences of the Dutch community actors.