Action Kommandant

Nadine Angel Cloete
South Africa, 90 min
European Premiere

Ashley Kriel, a young activist and key figure of the anti-apartheid liberation struggle, was killed by the police at the age of 20, thus becoming a symbol of South African resistance. Known as the “Cape Flats Che Guevara”, after the disadvantaged suburb of Cape Town, Kriel organised protest demonstrations in his school from the age of 13 onwards. His numerous actions and strong commitment contributed to revolutionising the young working class.

This brave and necessary first feature-length film by Nadine Angel Cloete fills the important pages of the history of the South African struggle, which have been left blank far too long. Through this passionate portrait which brings together precious and new archive images, and thanks to the testimonies of Kriel’s friends and family and other resistance figures, we discover not only the life of a young defender of liberty who became an icon, but also the tormented history of a country marked by over 40 years of violent racial segregation. An essential film that also teaches us not to forget.

Jasmin Basic

Trailer

Duration
90 min
Year
2016
Country
South Africa
Section
Focus Afrique du Sud
Premiere
European Premiere
Languages
English, Afrikaans
Subtitles
English, French
Production
Nadine Angel Cloete
Sales Contact
Nadine Angel Cloeteinfo@actionkommandant.co.za+27741437490

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