1994: The Bloody Miracle | LONDON PREMIERE

Sat 1 Nov | 20:30| Ritzy Brixton

1994: The Bloody Miracle [DOC], LONDON PREMIERE

Dir. Meg Rickards and Bert Haitsma
South Africa. 2013. 95min. Colour. English.

As South Africa prepares to celebrate its 20th anniversary of the advent of freedom and democracy in 1994, it’s hard to believe the ‘Mandela miracle’ nearly didn’t happen. In an orgy of country-wide violence, some were intent on derailing the first free elections. Now, for the first time, those responsible for countless deaths and widespread violence explain how they nearly brought South Africa to its knees. 1994: The Bloody Miracle is a chilling look at what these hard men did to thwart democracy and how they have now made an uneasy peace with the ‘Rainbow Nation’ in their own different ways.

Followed by a Q&A with director Meg Rickards.

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Screening as part of South Africa at 20: The Freedom Tour