Based on true events, Ellen tells of the troubled relationship between a mother and her drug-addicted son - a relationship that will eventually drive her to the edge and lead to his murder....
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Based on true events, Ellen tells of the troubled relationship between a mother and her drug-addicted son - a relationship that will eventually drive her to the edge and lead to his murder. In 2007, the death of 20 year old Abie Pakkies created a stir in South Africa and the world. The most disturbing part of the case was that the murderer was his mother, Ellen. When advocate Adrian Samuels takes on the case, he is determined to prove that Ellen Pakkies had no choice. But what compelled her to stop seeking help? How does a mother become desperate enough to take her own son's life? Told across two timelines, Ellen is the harrowing account of a woman put through the penal system, tried for murder and driven by an unflinching love for her son. It delves into the inner psyche of a family ravaged by drugs in one of the most dangerous communities in South Africa. A scourge that extends beyond the Cape Flats and highlights a systematic failure to protect the poorest of the poor.
I live in Cape Town not far from Lavender Hill and pass by on the M5 each day rushing pass Joe Marks and Prince George intersection hoping traffic lights wont turn red. Why? Because you hear its a high risk area for robberies. NOT once did or could I relate to what is happening inside the streets and courts inside LH. Today I have a new respect for those affected by drugs. Today after wacthing this incredible movie can I salute the brave. I thought I was a strong woman being a single mom for many years...but the women in LH..and so many more places like it.....wow you are my new role models. Now I understand. Thankyou Daryne Joshua and the cast for portraying the Ellen Pakkies story. Thankyou thankyou thank YOU
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