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Born into Struggle

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Born Into Struggle
Directed byRehad Desai
Produced byUhuru Productions
Screenplay byRehad Desai, Anita Khanna
Music byPhillip Miller
CinematographySimon Wilkie
Edited byFrancesco Biagini
Release date
Running time
74 minutes
CountrySouth Africa

Born Into Struggle is a South African 2004 documentary film.


In this documentary, the filmmaker Rehad Desai takes us on an intimate journey mapped out by the scars etched into his family's life from having a father who was intensely involved in politics. Barney Desai was a political activist during South Africa's struggle for freedom, yet as a father he was absent emotionally. Rehad spent most of his young life in exile and became politically active himself. On this intensely personal journey into his past, Rehad realizes he is following in his fathers footsteps as he reviews his relationship with his own estranged teenage son.


The film had its world premiere as a work in progress on 28 April 2004 as part of "Ten Years Of Freedom - Films from the New South Africa," a festival held in New York City.[1]


  1. ^ "Ten Years Of Freedom - Films from the New South Africa". Retrieved 16 March 2012.
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