Tag: Barbara Mutch

Sibling loyalty and a bridge too far

WHO OWNS THE abalone (perlemoen)? Who has a right to poach it? Who doesn’t? Why is it illegal for local South Africans to do so? These important questions lie at the heart of John Gutierrez’s film Sons of the Sea. A circular tale of desperation, death and diving […]

My heart belongs to the sea

HOLIDAY TIME BECKONS and a young white South African family comprising two little girls, a teenaged son and their parents are readying themselves for their annual seaside vacation. Bessie (Simonè Benjamin) is but 19. She’s brown. And she’s employed as the family’s nanny. And she’s never seen the […]