Response to Tsotsi Though the original novel was written while Apartheid was strong in South Africa, the movie is set in the present. Many South African's say that this film is good because it shows both the difficulty of emerging from the "townships" where Tsotsi lives to the suburbs and the city -- and that this reality is an ongoing heritage of Apartheid. How does this film balance showing the struggles that poverty that produces with the value of still showing the strength of humanity in any situation? Give examples rooted in characters, plot, set, cinematography, sound design and any other of the filmic arts. First of all, I want to say that I really enjoyed this movie. It was kind of creepy in the beginning and a little too violent, but it turned out to be a very interesting movie, probably my favorite so far. I think the movie does a really good job of contrasting the two realities that co- exist and that sometimes are just few miles away from one another. Such reality brings me
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