Monday, April 26, 2010

Kim Longinotto

Kim Longinotto's Rough Aunties (2008) shows an affection and admiration for progress in post-apartheid South Africa without downplaying the difficulties that continue there. The film follows five women who work for a Durban non-profit organization that tries to protect abused children. Longinotto's portrayal of these "aunties's" day-to-day triumphs, frustrations, and tragedies is convincing and at times spellbinding.
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