Fiche Film
Cinéma/TV
LONG Métrage | 2000
Gugulethu Seven (The)
Pays concerné : Afrique du Sud
Durée : 107 minutes
Genre : drame
Type : documentaire

Français

C’est l’histoire d’une embuscade. Le 3 mars 1986, à 5h du matin la police entoure le quartier de Crossroads à Guguletu (Cape Town), car des « terroristes’ auraient plannifié d’attaque le bus de la police à 7h25. Pourtant, alors que le bus sans encombre, les « terroristes » sont « découverts » et plusieurs minutes après, sept jeunes hommes sont abattus.
Dix ans après l’histoire est révélée par une équipe de jeunes enquêteurs pour la Commission Vérité et Réconciliation. Leur parcours est restitué comme dans un film policier.

Un film de Lindy Wilson

English

This is the story of an ambush. At 5am on 3rd March 1986, police surrounded Crossroads in Guguletu, Cape Town, as’terrorists’ planned to attack the 7.25am police bus. However, the bus safely passes, the terrorists’ are sighted and, in as many minutes, seven young men lie dead. Ten years later the tale is unraveled by a team of young investigators for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, their findings lie at the core of the film. The genre is a detective story. Lies are uncovered, cover-ups identified, encrypted codes are broken. The means by which the real truth is uncovered is the journey of this film – the true story of seven South Africans. Its exposure affirms a culture where, yet again, truth is more compelling than fiction.

SA 2000 105min Video
Dir: Lindy Wilson

Date: 2000, Length: 107 mins, Colour

Director: WILSON, Lindy
Production Company: Lindy Wilson Productions
Funded By: Kellogg
Producer: WILSON, Lindy
Photography: BESTALL, Clifford
Photography: AUKEMA, Dewald
Stills Photography: GOOL, Benny
Editor: MEYBURGH, Catherine
On-Line Editor: DICKS, Mike
Music: MILLER, Philip
Sound Recording: RICE, Simon
Sound Recording: BENSUSAN, Tony
Sound Recording: DUNN, Sebastian
Voice-Over: KHOHLOKOANE, Nanoc
Final Mix: SCHUBEL, Wilbert
Archives: South African Broadcasting Corporation
Archives: DOXA
Archives: Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Thanks to: MOLEBATSI, George


FESTIVALS / AWARDS / SCREENINGS

Awards
NTVA Gold Stone Award (2000) Cape Town
NTVA Avanti National Documentary Award (2001)
South Africa Silver Dhow Award Zanzibar (2002)
Runner-up, Grierson Awards, International Section, UK, (2003)

Broadcasts
South Africa: SABC on Youth Day on June 16th: 2001/2004/2005
Portugal (2001)
Australia: SBS (2002)
UK: BBC 4 (2002) & BBC 2 (2004)
The History Channel (Satellite) (2005)


2000 | Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival | CAPE TOWN, South Africa | www.encounters.co.za
* Selection
* World Premiere
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