28 April 1962
On this day, Darrell Roodt was born in Johannesburg. Growing up during the height of Apartheid South Africa, he always used the art of film to condemn the racially oppressive regime. His film Place of Weeping is one of the first anti-Apartheid films made by a South African. One of his most memorable films is Sarafina, which was included in at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival and his 2012 film Little One was selected as the South African entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards, but did not make the final shortlist.[1] End Notes [1] Darrell Roodt, Available Online: http://whoswho.co.za/user/5925/portfolio (30 May 2017). ↵