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I understand all of your feelings on the movie,but...
I have read all the comments that were left about "Yesterday",and even though a lot of the thoughts were negative,let me just clear something up. I am a South African,born and raised,and currently living in the U.S.A.I have met a lot of Americans who are so naive about the conditions in South-Africa and Africa in general. It has been such an honor and shock for something from south Africa to be nominated for an Oscar and almost brought a lot of Africans together.Sure we did not win,but the point was clearly to point out what is really going on.and even though it is sad to admit but it is the truth.I read a comment where someone said that the characters were too "sainty" etc,but the truth is,that is rural life.They are naive and choose not to believe the doom of Aids. All we can hope for is that things get better and people get more educated as to the truth(although it might be difficult considering the fact that half the population does not finish high school and cannot read or write,how would they understand that a little virus in your bloodstream kills you???)
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