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South Africa 2004
Directed by
Darrell James Roodt
102 minutes
Rated M

Reviewed by
Sharon Hurst
4.5 stars

Yesterday

The depiction here of South African women's daily lives is heartbreaking, as they pump water from the well, wash their clothes upon a rock and eke out a meagre living hoeing the dusty fields to sow a handful of seeds. And yet the quiet acceptance of their lot is staggeringly at odds with the attitudes of most people in Western societies. This makes it even more tragic that these simple hardworking women are doubly stricken by the ghastly disease brought home to them by their husbands. SH

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