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And There In The Dust
Reviewed by: Angus Wolfe Murray
With the sensitivity to respect the mutilated victim of baby rape by mixing stop-start animation with real people, Lara Foot Newton and Gerhard Marx’s short film has limitless ambition and a surreal imagination.
Based on true events in South Africa in 2001 when a nine month old baby was found raped and murdered, And There In The Dust resembles a visual poem, beautifully rendered by Mncedisi Shabangu’s spoken narrative (“Nothing ever happens here. The sun is always looking at us - The Big Boss”), accompanied by imagery from the dreamscape of a child.
Twisted tree, bad fruit, sublime picture.Reviewed on: 26 Feb 2007