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Act of Kindness

Film (Trailer and Excerpts) – 2015

...I think people are going to like it if early indications are any clue. The pleasure of the audience is proportional to the suffering of the artist, and we’ve gone through plenty on this one.
– Costa Botes
I did what I should have done at the start. I just sat down with Sven’s footage and started editing. It had always seemed like such a dauntingly complicated thing, but I had this little epiphany where I saw the simplicity of it ... It was probably the most complex bit of editing I’ve ever done, but I hope it doesn’t look like it.
– Costa Botes
I never knew what the hell I was going to do if it just fizzled and I made no progress. But it always felt to me like a story worth telling, and that the power of the story might just be enough to drive the fates towards some sort of ending.
– Sven Pannell on his search for a Rwandan named Johnson
He was a good kind soul. He never showed signs of frustration, boredom or annoyance with me. Putting up with that crazy search, and all the silly leads. His and my humour got us through.
– Sven Parnell, on local 'fixer' and cameraman Fabrice Kirwa