TUESDAY, 9TH OF OCTOBER9 PMBBC TWO SCOTLAND
It's 100 years since Nelson Mandela was born and 70 years since the official introduction of the Apartheid laws in South Africa. Director Dhivya Kate Chetty tells her family's story, following her parents Radha and Maggie - a mixed, and once 'illegal' couple - on a trip from Glasgow back to South Africa. Stories of the past begin to unfold, with tales of resistance, protests, surveillance, an uncle in jail and a surprise connection with Mandela, in hiding.
The film blends stories of several family members to create a personal and moving account of apartheid and the fight for its downfall, illustrated by a rich archive of 8mm home movies shot in South Africa and Scotland in the 60s, 70s and 80s.
It is an intimate portrayal of the effects of apartheid on one family spread across two continents - from the pain of migration, to the daily indignities of one of the abominations of the 20th century. It is a film about the past and the present, truth and reconciliation, a city united and a Glasgow love story in Super 8.