8 January 2019 | ishtarbakhtali
Valuable documentary, must see!
I am surprised about the overall rating of 6/10. I expected a rating between 7 and 9. I hope many people will see this movie, and I find it strange that there have been ratings of 1/10 without any written review to explain why. So my 10 is to raise the overall review which I strongly believe this documentary deserves.
About the film itself:
Besides hearing the defendants on tape and seeing them on film in recent time it was interesting to also hear the point of view of the son of the prosecutor working on the Rivoniaprocess. For me personally the reason to watch this movie was to learn more about the people involved in the process and the movement. I am glad I watched the documentary as I learned a lot more and I'm curious to get more informed still.
I enjoyed the animations made to accompany the audio recordings of the trial. They helped me to engage more with the audio recordings and they illustrated the situation in a expressive way.
It was touching for me to see the defendants listening to their younger selves during the process. Incredible to see what lives they lived and what they did for the cause.
The last scene shows how many of it is still so relevant today...
Go watch it!