Fearless, feisty and resolute, the “Rough Aunties” are a remarkable group of women unwavering in their stand to protect and care for the abused, neglected and forgotten children of Durban, South Africa. This newest documentary by internationally acclaimed director Kim Longinotto (SISTERS IN LAW, DIVORCE IRANIAN STYLE) follows the outspoken, multiracial cadre of Thulu, Mildred, Sdudla, Eureka and Jackie, as they wage a daily battle against systematic apathy, corruption and greed to help the most vulnerable and disenfranchised of their communities. Neither politics, nor social or racial divisions stand a chance against the untied force of the women, Once again Longinotto has managed to bring us an intimate portrait if change from Africa, this time from post-apartheid South Africa, a nation being transformed with hope and energy into a new democracy.
Unfortunately due to looming exam deadlines and staff change and recent by Boris Johnston to the centre the screening has not had the uptake we had hoped from the Baytree Youth Group, therefore through discussion with Baytree we’ve decided to reschedule this screening to a time more inclusive to the Baytree Youth Group. The festival is now in full swing and closing on May 13th with a live score screening or Eisenstein’s Strike and the award winning Mirage.