Khabonina Qubeka won the award for Indie Spirit Best Actress Award at the 2017 Boston International Film Festival held on the 13th of April until the 17th in Boston, United States of America.
The 36-year-old actress won the award for portrayal of Dora‚ a Hillbrow prostitute, in the movie Dora’s Peace.
“What I respect about these awards is that when you take your film abroad to a place like the Boston International Film Festival, they don’t know anything about the cast members. As the lead actress they don’t know what else I’m in, what else I’m doing. All they know is what they see. They saw Dora’s Peace and they saw the performance. I also think they looked at the technicality of the performance. I think that’s what they appreciated and that means a lot to me” she told SowetanLive.