The Bang Bang Club

IMDB Rating: 6.7

Genres: Drama

The Bang Bang Club
I lived in Johannesburg, working for the Independent Electoral Commission during this period, on a leave of absence from the print media. This is a true-to-life (if slightly glamorized) depiction of a group of fearless and dedicated photographers who probably ultimately defused a potential civil war by their heroic reporting.Glamorized in that they were a grungier bunch (see the photos in the credits at the end), who took far greater risks than portrayed in the movie. I dare say that the public would not have believed a more accurate story.Anyone who is interested in the history of Southern Africa should watch this. Nearly 20 years later, it still leaves me shaken.Also good to see South African actors in the movie, even if most of the leads were imports.