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The Bloody Miracle

I’ve just come back from watching the premiere of “The Bloody Miracle”, a documentary on the leadup to the 1994 elections. Directed by Meg Rickards and Bert Haitsma, and produced by Paul Egan, it looks at the pivotal year from Chris Hani’s assasination in April 1993 to the elections in April 1994. It’s a very human look at some of the people and events from that momentous year.

The name could equally describe the miracle of the documentary’s very existence, as the path everyone involved had to journey for the last three years to see its birth was by no means easy.

All I can say is that the documentary is superb, so watch it if you can. It’s appearing on eNCA (DStv 403) on the 16th of April at 19h30, and on e.tv on 27 April (the first of two episodes of the 90 minute film).