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Namibian Premiere of Vincent Moloi’s Documentary "A Pair of Boots and a Bicycle"


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Why would men who are repressed at home valiantly fight in the war of their oppressors? And what did the triumphant victors give them, upon their return, for their "gallant and distinguished service"? In this very personal, fascinating investigation, South African documentary filmmaker Vincent Moloi journeys from the Soweto sitting rooms of veterans to El Alamien to find the answers, and in doing so unearths the significant contribution of South Africa's black soldiers to the Allies' North Africa campaign.

Told with poignancy, the irony of their situation is slowly revealed through the life and actions of one soldier: Job Maseko. Job received the Military Medal for a heroic and ingenious sabotage of a German supply ship while a prisoner of war in Tobruk.

D: Vincent Moloi, 2007, South Africa, 80 min

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