Dir: Eric Till
Courting Justice features seven South African women judges including the much acclaimed, judge Masipa who held the key to Oscar Pistorius’s trial..all of whom were New Democracy appointments. They serve on the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court of Appeal and the provincial High Courts. They speak to us while at work in their court rooms and chambers, at home and in the communities in which they were raised. Courting Justice is their story.
It is a very personal story, revealing the challenges they confront working in a previously all-male institution and the sacrifices they make to affect the Constitution’s human rights promises. The film documents South Africa’s transition from a racist, sexist, exploitative, brutal and oppressive past to a human rights-based constitutional democracy, and looks at the judiciary’s engagement in effecting that transition.
MAGIC LANTERN (TYWYN) 9TH NOVEMBER @5.10 PM BUY TICKET