A World apart

United States, 1987

Film
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An excellently acted and moving drama based on the real-life story of anti-Apartheid activist, Ruth First, written by Ruth’s own daughter, Shawn Slovo. Jodhi May plays an unhappy 13 year old girl, Molly, growing up in South Africa. Her mother (Barbara Hershey) journalist, has little time for Molly’s adolescent needs because all her time and energy is devoted to her fight against the South African government, a fight which eventually leads to her imprisonment. An enthralling movie of discrimination seen through the eyes of a child.

Credits

production company

Palace Films

British Screen

Atlantic

Working Title Films

producer

Sarah Radclyffe

Duration

01:52:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1987

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303940

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Imprisonment

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Apartheid

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → South Africa - Politics and government

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

History → Apartheid

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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