Loves and life on the Garden Route in South Africa

Through the eyes of volunteer coordinator and crazy cat lady, Sharon

Hillbrow – Between Heaven and Hell August 27, 2014

Filed under: Out & about,South Africa,youth — shadreyer @ 1:30 pm
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“Award-winning filmmaker Clifford Bestall goes back to the place where he grew up to explore this microcosm of chaos, crime and corruption in urban South Africa and discovers a place where human spirit, hope and enterprise triumph.George ‘the brick’ is an aging boxer, a hard-lived survivor. Around him and his gym are the characters that make Hillbrow the high-rise melting pot of South Africa.Busi and Mimie are female boxers, punching their way out of their troubled backgrounds beyond the South African borders. Les is a local nightclub entrepreneur with an eye for an opportunity.And Bernice is a frail old Jewish lady – one of the very few whites still living in Hillbrow.This beautiful, personal film elegantly draws them into its fold as their stories unfurl, revealing a rich seam of today’s urban South African experience”

Hillbrow – Between Heaven and Hell

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