1994 - THE BLOODY MIRACLE

By Meg RICKARDS, Bert HAITSMA

NATIONAL FILM & VIDEO FOUNDATION OF SOUTH AFRICA - as PROMO

Documentary - Completed 2014

1994 – The Bloody Miracle, an investigation into the resistors who tried to derail South Africa’s first democratic elections, pushing the country to the brink of civil war.

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • SOUTH AFRICA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 96 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Meg RICKARDS, Bert HAITSMA
    • Producer(s)
    • Paul EAGAN
    • Synopsis
    • As South Africa prepares to celebrate its 20th anniversary of the advent of democracy in 1994, it’s hard to believe the ‘Mandela miracle’ nearly didn’t happen. In an orgy of countrywide violence, some were intent on derailing the first free elections.
      Now, for the first time, those responsible for countless deaths and widespread mayhem explain how they nearly brought South Africa to its knees.
      1994 – The Bloody Miracle is a chilling look at what these hard men did to thwart democracy, but how they have now made an uneasy peace with the ‘Rainbow Nation’ in their own different ways.
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