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Thought provoking, gut wrenching and a humbling experience at 14 years of age
I think the context of the story has been covered by other posters so I would just like to write about the impact this film had on me.
I first saw this film the year of it's release around 1987. My school organised a trip to the cinema to see it, for an RE project I think. We all went along of course excited because we were on a school trip to the cinema! Little did we know what we were about to experience. To this day I still remember the feelings it invoked in me and i remembered crying a lot as were most of my friends. I think at the age we were we found it shocking and quiet rightly outraged in our own youthful way .It had such an impact on me that I joined the Anti Apartheid Movement the same year.
I think it served it's purpose in my case.
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