Born into Struggle

  • Born into Struggle
Genre : Political
Type : Documentary
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Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2004
Format : Feature
Running time : 75 (in minutes)

Intimate family memories VS strong political commitment. One of the most awarded African documentaries of the 2000s...

A personal documentary about the filmmaker's relationship to his well known father, a leader in the South African liberation movement, set against the backdrop of the struggle for South Africa and the transition to democracy.

Prolific Desai delivers a very appreciated documentary awarded in several festivals and broadcasted on numerous TV channels in Europe and Australia.

75 min/52 min DV
Director: Rehad Desai
Producers: Rehad Desai
Writer: Anita Khanna & Rehad Desai
Uhuru Productions, YLE 2, SBS Australia, TV2 Denmark, NRK Norway, RBTF Belgium, SABC1, BBC3, Jan Vrijman Fund, Africalia, NFVF, European Union CWCI, Fond Image Afrique, Mott Foundation.

Encounters Documentary Film Festival 2004 - Best South African Documentary Audience Award
Apollo Film Festival 2004 - Winner
World Cinema Festival Cape Town 2004 - Winner
Cannes Film Festival 2005 - Official Selection
Durban International Film Festival 2005 - Special Mention


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Born into Struggle - TRAILER - Director: Rehad Desai



  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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