I just now finished watching Katrina. It has something of a Greek tragedy about it, but is very much about the humanity of those involved.
In those days, if a SA filmmaker wanted to get a message across, he/she would have to sneak the message in: witness Jannie Totsiens
presenting the 1970 SA situation in the form of functioning lunatics in an asylum.
I don't think an outsider could have made this film at all: there is depth and complexity in perspectives here that well might have evaded capture. I can see why both 'sides' on the issue of apartheid found they could appreciate - even praise - it as a film.
Now you see why I loathe films like Cry Freedom
and Lethal Weapon 2
made by filmmakers who ignore their own countries' troubles and focus on us instead.................Hey: I just got two ideas for two reviews!
Thank you Trevor!
My pleasure: a film made by two mentors of mine for a special lady.