The Bang Bang Club (2010)

bang bang club“They’re right. All those people who say it’s our job to just sit and watch people die. They’re right.” – Kevin Carter

Number of Times Seen – 1  (23 Apr 2014)

Brief Synopsis – The true story of 4 photojournalists who covered the violence in South Africa between 1990 and 1994 and the dilemmas they faced during that time.

My Take on it – I had never heard about this movie until I saw that Zoe from The Sporadic Chronicles of a Beginner Blogger posted a review of it on Mikey’s Olympic blogathon representing her home country of South Africa.

I was intrigued by her review and decided to give this one a shot.

This movie is ultimately pretty good because it gives the viewer an inside view of what happened during the violent uprisings in South Africa towards the end of Apartheid in the early 90’s.

I personally knew nothing about what transpired and couldn’t believe my eyes during some of the very intense scenes of this movie.

This movies gives the viewer an appreciation for the many journalists and photo-journalists who every day risk their lives in order to tell the story of what is happening.

The dilemma that these people face is that in order to be most effective, they cannot take sides in any conflict and must also desensitize themselves to all the gruesome violence that transpires around them.

What makes this movie even more powerful is that it’s littered with the real pictures taken by some of these Pulitzer prize winning photo-journalists.  The credits show even more pictures including real pictures of the characters side by side with the actors who play them.

Once again a big thanks to Zoe for exposing me to this movie!

Bottom Line – Very interesting movie that opens one’s eyes to things that happened during the years of violence toward the end of Apartheid in South Africa in the early 90’s.  Not the easiest movie to watch tho. Recommended!

Rating – Globe Worthy


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