Thursday, September 16, 2010

Bang Bang Club

In brief:
Too much story. Characters that look too much alike. Supposedly many of the extras are re-creating what they did during the civil war in South Africa before the end of apartheid. More time was spent on the re-creations than on character development so that, in the end, it's impossible to connect with any of them.

Q & A with director Steven Silver:
Why is this story relevant to you?
How was the story optioned and the process? How did being a documentarian help?
When to shoot and when to help?
What happened to the child?
How was it for the South African actors to revisit these events?
How do you balance your South African and Canadian identity?

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