Soft Vengeance Film ReviewFilm Review: Soft Vengeance

Soft Vengeance is a documentary film by veteran filmmaker Abby Ginzberg, which finds its narrative among the more hopeful stories about a turbulent period in South Africa. The film recounts Albie’s tale through archive footage, photographs, TV spots from around the world, views from scholars and international anti-apartheid activists, a series of interviews with some of the great and good of ‘the struggle’ – Desmond Tutu, Yvonne Mokgoro, Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, Cyril Ramaphosa, Nadine Gordimer, Denis Goldberg – and some vulnerable and disarming narrative from Sachs himself.

I was asked to review Soft Vengeance in the lead up to the UK Jewish Film Festival 2015 in London. It was exhibited as part of the festival on 7-22 November.

My review was published on 5 November 2015. You can read it online in or you can download the pdf by clicking on the image above.

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