Director: Kim Longinotto
In the chaos of post-apartheid South Africa, one group of women work tirelessly to better the lives of those most in need.
Fearless, feisty and resolute, the 'Rough Aunties' are a remarkable group of women, unwavering in their stand to protect and care for the abused, neglected and forgotten children of Durban, South Africa. They wage a daily battle against systemic apathy, corruption and greed to help the most vulnerable and disenfranchised in their communities.
Rough Aunties is an intimate portrait of change in post-apartheid South Africa, a nation being transformed with hope and energy into a new democracy, as seen through the lens of acclaimed filmmaker Kim Longinotto (Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go, MIFF 08; Sisters in Law, MIFF 05).
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival 2009.
Outstanding documentarian Kim Longinotto - a director of compassionate studies of women's lives and the pull between tradition and change, in such multi-award-winning films as [Divorce Iranian Style]… More »
“The school seemed to be a metaphor for what's wrong with boys and young men in society. I'm sure that's why the impact of going to that school was so strong for me.” - filmmaker Kim Longinotto .… More »
An Egyptian woman, Safaa Fathay, working as a researcher, and now living in Paris, has been commissioned to work as an interviewer on a film. She goes back to her country to meet the internationally … More »
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Kim Longinotto and Jano Williams are back Ivexplonng another gender-bending facet of the flipside to Japanese society—following on from their successful documentary on the Takarazuka Review dan… More »