BORN INTO STRUGGLE

BORN INTO STRUGGLE

Date:2004

Director: Rehad Desai

Produced by: Rehad Desai, Anita Khanna & Bhekisizwe Peterson

Broadcasters: YLE 2 Finland,SABC1 South Africa, SBS TV Australia, RTBF Belgium, TV Denmark

Awards: Audience Award, Best Documentary, Encounters International Documentary Festival 2004, Jury Award Best Documentary, Apollo Film Festival 2004, Jury Award Best Documentary, Cape Town World Cinema 2004

Synopsis

Filmmaker Rehad Desai takes us on an intimate journey mapped out by the scars etched into his family’s life from having a family who were intensely involved in politics. Barney Desai was a political hero during South Africa’s struggle for freedom, yet as a father, he was damagingly absent emotionally.
Rehad spent most of his young life in exile and became politically active himself. On this intensely personal journey into his past, Rehad realises he may be following in his father’s footsteps as he reviews his relationship with his own estranged teenage son.

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