Film still from <em>Rough Aunties</em>. Image courtesy of Goethe-Institut New Zealand

Film still from Rough Aunties. Image courtesy of Goethe-Institut New Zealand

Rough Aunties

  • Sun 20 May 2018
  • 4—5:55PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • Free entry
  • All welcome
  • Free entry tickets will be re-allocated to waiting customers five minutes after screening start time
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
  • Rated exempt

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

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 Thuli, Mildred, Sdudla, Eureka and Jackie, as they wage a daily battle against systemic 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 united force of the women. Once again Longinotto has managed to bring us an intimate portrait of change from Africa, this time from post-apartheid South Africa, a nation being transformed with hope and energy into a new democracy. 

UK/South Africa, 2010, Colour, 103min., Rated exempt Dir. Kim Longinotto

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Film poster from <em>Rough Aunties</em>. Image courtesy of Goethe-Institut New Zealand

Film poster from Rough Aunties. Image courtesy of Goethe-Institut New Zealand

Film still from <em>Rough Aunties</em>. Image courtesy of Goethe-Institut New Zealand

Film still from Rough Aunties. Image courtesy of Goethe-Institut New Zealand

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