Lamentations of Judas
Black Angolan soldiers once fought white South Africa's colonial war. Now they are the protagonists in a film about betrayal, free will and repentance.
The notorious black Angolan 32-Batallion once fought white South Africa's colonial wars. Today they languish in the ruins of Pomfret, a former asbestos mining town. A confrontation with their past occurs when they become actors in the story of Judas Iscariot. Pivoting between biblical myth and reality, this film pulls into focus the paradox of being both perpetrator and victim, delving into the lives of those at the margins of history, reflecting on betrayal and the existence of free will.
93' / colour
Original title: LAMENTATIONS OF JUDAS
Dir: Boris Gerrets
Prod: Witfilm (NL) - Iris Lammertsma, Boudewijn Koole, KV films (NL) - Eric Velthuis
Co-prod: Les Films d'Ici (FR)
Sc: Boris Gerrets
D.O.P.: Nic Hofmeyr
Completed: February 2020
Language: Portuguese, English
a.o. SHADO'MAN (2014, doc), PEOPLE I COULD HAVE BEEN AND MAYBE AM (2010, doc) Award: Best Mid-Length Doc-IDFA, DRIVING DREAMS (2006, short doc), GARDEN STORIES (2004, short doc).
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