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LONG Métrage | 2010
Here Be Dragons
Pays concerné : Afrique du Sud
Durée : 86 minutes
Genre : portrait
Type : documentaire


Réal: Odette Geldenhuys


Is it a coincidence that from Greek mythology to comics, the Superhero is really Everyman?
George Bizos is an international human rights icon, most recognised for saving Nelson Mandela from the gallows, for the inquest into Steve Biko’s torture and death, and for more human rights cases than any other lawyer in South Africa. His life story is remarkable – from the teen that left behind Greek village life to escape the Nazis with his father, to the only South African human rights lawyer who has practiced as such for more than 50 years.
HERE BE DRAGONS reveals his humour despite tragic injustices, his humility despite having shaped the destiny of South Africa and how the law became his sword to slay the dragons. The dynamic between law and justice – and where the outcome is not always that predictable – is the underlying theme – rendered in a playful yet incisive way through a verite style that combines archives, feature films and comics.

Dir: Odette Geldenhuys
Year: 2010
Dur: 86min
Documentary Feature
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