2 films Found
Nobel Prize-winning Doris Lessing was at once an author, poet, playwright, librettist, biographer and staunch political commentator. This acclaimed adaptation of her iconic first novel captured these talents.
This film explores the conflicts within Rhodesian society in 1969. The "Countdown" theme demonstrates stage by stage, the levels of indignity, injustice and degradation one black man endures before finally starting to fight back against his white master. Using actors to tell different parts of the story, Raeburn's film gives an insight into typical attitudes in the society at the time.