Born into Struggle
Born into Struggle was premiered this week in Cape Town.
Official blurb: This is a brutally honest and deeply personal portrait of the painful familial scars left behind by a key member of the Struggle. Set against a much larger political backdrop, this intimate detail explores the reasons behind, and consequences of, life choices.
Rehad Desai spent most of his life in exile due to his father’s constant political activity. Instrumental in stalwartly maintaining international pressure on South Africa’s Apartheid regime, Barney Desai was a hero to many but a strict, distant authority figure to his family. A disparity reflected in the careers chosen by Rehad and his siblings.
This story is centred on the personal development of Rehad that leads to intense political activity in the UK, Zimbabwe and then, while accompanying his father in 1990, South Africa; thus repeating the cycle.
Courtesy of Uhuru Productions
Zivia Desai Keiper
UHURU PRODUCTIONS (PTY) LTD
Born into Struggle South Africa 2004 video 80min
Dir: Rehad Desai