publication . Article . 2016

Reimagining a solitary landscape : tracing communities of care in Exodus 1-2 and the film Shirley Adams

Charlene van der Walt; Judith Terblanche;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: The Old Testament Society of Southern Africa (OTSSA)
Abstract
The 2009 film, Shirley Adams, directed by the South African director, Oliver Hermanus, depicts Shirley as the lone caregiver to her son, a victim of gang violence on the Cape Flats (South Africa) which rendered him physically disabled and emotionally scared. The film is used as a lens to explore the inter sectionality of poverty, violence, gender, class, race, and disability within the South African society. The film's intimate portrayal of Shirley in her efforts to care for her son leaves the viewer without any illusion of the problems facing caregivers. Shirley's solitary effort to embody hope in a stark situation of despair is contrasted with the life giving ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Disability, Shirley Adams, Gender, Race, Exodus 3, Film studies, History, Classics, Old Testament, Citation, Genealogy
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publication . Article . 2016

Reimagining a solitary landscape : tracing communities of care in Exodus 1-2 and the film Shirley Adams

Charlene van der Walt; Judith Terblanche;