Friday, November 28, 2008

Angels in the Dust

From Netflix: "In a nation ravaged by AIDS and the aftereffects of apartheid, middle-class Marion Cloete leaves her Johannesburg suburb behind to establish a village and school for South Africa's orphans; Louise Hogarth's documentary chronicles the inspiring story. With help from her family and many others, Cloete's mission is realized in Botshabelo, a traditional African community that houses, nurtures and gives hope to more than 500 children." 2007 95 minutes

This is a fine documentary. Very moving. Many of these unfortunate kids have the virus, too; and they live with graces, smiles and tears in a chaotic loving village that the Cloete's created. This is well worth watching. I got a copy from the Milne library inter-loan. DJE

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