Angels in the Dust” (2007)

Angels in the Dust” is a moving documentary that tells the story of Marion Cloete, a licensed therapist, and her family, who moved from a posh Johannesburg suburb to establish the Boikarabelo orphanage that provides food, shelter, education and a place to call home for more than 500 South African children affected by HIV/AIDS. In the context of JUHAN, this film invokes a sense of social responsibility and solidarity, as well as propinquity and literal physical closeness with those along society’s margins; as one child in the film remarks, “When I came here, my dad was not alive. When I would dream bad things, she would put my bed next to hers.”


Louise Hogarth

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