A World Apart
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Cinematographer Chris Menges' first directorial effort, A World Apart was inspired by the lives of South African journalist Ruth First and her daughter Shawn Slovo (who wrote the film's screenplay). Barbara Hershey plays the fictional counterpart to Ms. First, Diana Roth, with Jodhi May as her daughter. Told from the daughter's viewpoint, the film shows us that Diana and her husband Jeroen Krabbe are so busy with their anti-Apartheid political activism that they totally shut May out of their lives. In 1963, Hershey is arrested by the South African police, becoming the first white… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

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"... there is a strong social consciousness and political content, but [Chris] Menges also brings a subdued dramatic atmosphere and rich visual sensibility to the film..."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Turner Classic Movies Online
"A piercing examination of a family whose ruling passion is social justice."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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