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Rough Aunties
Durée : 103 minutes
Genre : politique
Type : documentaire


2008 – 103min – Réal: Kim Longinotto


Child abuse is not an easy subject to digest, let alone watch a film about. But this remarkable, gut wrenching, yet uplifting documentary about a group of resolute, tough, outspoken, fervent and endlessly compassionate women reveals both the worst
and the best of human kind.

Set in Durban, this film from award-winning Longinotto (Encounters 2007 guest, currently being honoured by MoMA), follows the work of an NGO called Bobbi Bear.

Crossing social and racial divides, Thuli, Mildred, Sdudla, Eureka and Jackie crusade for the rights of abused children by securing the child and then pursuing each perpetrator. They fight apathy, greed, corruption, the system and cultural stigmas all the way, making sure that perpetrators do not violate another child again. Despite crippling personal tragedies, these five exceptional women battle on, learning, growing and bringing comfort and hope to those children that have little of either.

Courtesy of the Director, Rise Films and the British Council

Sundance 2009 – Grand Jury Prize World Cinema Documentary
Preceded by DFA short

SCREENS: Sat 11 / 5.30pm – Thu 16 / 8.15pm
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