A World Apart
A World Apart (1988)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 17, 1988
DVD Release Date: August 23, 2005
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Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online

... 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...

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A piercing examination of a family whose ruling passion is social justice.

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