Friday, September 2, 2011
The Bang Bang Club. Drama based on a true story about photojournalists in apartheid South Africa. I thought it was interesting. They have such a shitty job. They risk their lives in warzones to watch people getting brutalized. At best their pictures are briefly glanced at by some bored yuppie sipping their morning coffee. At worst their pictures don't even make the cut because the media cares more about covering Kim Kardashian's wedding instead. I also liked how they showed the dark side of South Africa. We have this rosy image that South Africa's transition to democracy was nice and peaceful. It wasn't. Many of Mandela's cronies were corrupt and a lot of people were murdered by mobs.