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The Burning

UK, 1967 (MIFF 1969, Programme 23)

Director: Stephen Frears

A white South African, her grandson and Cape coloured servants live out a rigidly conventional life in which Black Africa has no part. When signs of uprising filter into their enclosed world, they cannot comprehend, and refuse to face what is happening.

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