Starring: Pauline Malefane, Andile Kosi, Andries Mbali, Zorro Sidloyi, More
Director: Mark Dornford-May
Genre(s): Art House & International, Drama, Faith & Spirituality
Languages: Xhosa, English
Dr. Teresa J. Hornsby will lead a post show discussion of the film.
Great insights to great films courtesy of Drury’s Humanities faculty.
This series is made possible by a grant from the [Missouri Humanities Council](http://www.mohumanities.org/).
Son of Man (2006) is a powerful retelling of the story of Jesus. South African director Mark Dornford-May stays true to the Gospel stories but transposes first century Judea’s extreme poverty, perpetual cycle of violence, and its depravity of corrupt politicians to a contemporary, Soweto-esque township in South Africa. This film is an innovative and visually stunning presentation of that well-known story. More than any other “Jesus” film, it transcends historical context by portraying the destitution of the time, while conveying the sliver of hope that began within a small circle of revolutionaries and spread to millions. The personal is political.