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South African movie dives into the complexity of poaching

South African movie dives into the complexity of poaching

WHAT does salvation look like? When a person lacks options, this may not be a straightforward judgement to make. Is salvation an unearned windfall, or doing what’s legal? Author MARIEKE NORTON, Lecturer, Course Convenor and Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Cape Town The award-winning South African film Sons of the Sea pivots on questions like these. It explores the moral universe of forced choices through the narrative of Mikhail and Gabriel, two brothers from Kalk Bay, a fishing village near Cape Town. Mikhail is the older brother and a small-time abalone poacher. Gabriel is set up as his opposite: he completed…
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