Ben du Toit is a schoolteacher who always has considered himself a man of caring and justice, at least on the individual level. When his gardener's son is brutally beaten up by the police at a demonstration by black school children, he gradually begins to realize his own society is built on a pillar of injustice and exploitation. Written by
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This movie was originally in development at Warner Bros. before the studio passed on the project, whereby it was transferred and ended up at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). The New York Times reported that the film "was dropped by one studio" and "orphaned at another when the studio head left." See more
When the camera pulls away from the court house (Harare City Hall) a bus drives past displaying an advertisement for Balkan Bulgarian Airlines, which flew to Zimbabwe, but not to South Africa under apartheid during the 1970s. See more
I will take your case if only to make it abundantly clear how justice in South Africa is misapplied when it comes to the question of race.
Written by Joseph Shabalala
Performed by Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
Produced by Danny Lawson for Night After Night Ltd. See more