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
Did You Know?
This was Marlon Brando
's first film in around nine years, with his last at the time having been The Formula
(1980). The gap of almost a decade was due to Brando's self-imposed retirement from acting. 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
Ben du Toit
If someone told you your child had died and wouldn't tell you how he died or where the body was buried, wouldn't you be upset?
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