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Words Ntokozo Kunene
The Bang Bang Club is the eponymous cinematic tale of four heroic photojournalists, as tragic and controversial as the atrocities they documented.
Based on the autobiographical book, The Bang Bang Club: Snapshots from Hidden War by Greg Marinovich and João Silva, the film explores the relationship between four men, set against the backdrop of the rising tensions in South African townships, as apartheid fell and the country moved towards democratization. The adaption stars Ryan Phillipe, Taylor Kitsch, Frank Rauntenbauch and Neels Van Jaarsveld. “It was important to me that the story was not about apartheid, not about South Africa,” says director Steven Silver, “It was about four young white men … and the choices they made.”