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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Director Euzhan Palcy
has said of working with actor Marlon Brando
: "[Producer] Paula [Weinstein] had the tenacity to go after him. We talked a lot. I knew we could work together. People told me about Marlon that he could be so difficult, that because I was a young director he would try to take over the film from me. But he was never nasty, never mean, and it was obvious that he liked being there - which was very good, because we so needed him to give the character depth". 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
Suzette du Toit
I thought the idea was to give them their own homelands, let them live with their own kind...
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