Uga CARLINI (Towerkopcreations), Georgia COURT, Karen MEIRING, Jan DU PLESSIS, Steve HARRIS
Raped. Neck slashed 17 times. Stabbed in the stomach 37 times. Disemboweled. Dumped on the outskirts of a nature reserve, dead – or so they thought. ALISON is a triumphant feature documentary with contemporary real life fairytale undertones, of a woman who not only refused to become a victim but who through her survival spirit transformed a dark night of the soul into a personal liberation that ripples into the soul of all those who meet, hear and see her. This is her story about being her own hero, on her terms, faerie gardens and all. Of how trauma is on-going, forever lurking in the shadows, ready to show itself at any given moment and devour you all over again and how one woman choses to keep it at bay. Ordinary people of extraordinary strength and courage are what jolts one into action and offer hope. Alison Botha survived to become such an individual. This is her story. A story of monsters, magic and hope.