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Falls the Shadow: The Life and Times of Athol Fugard

Director Tony Palmer’s in-depth profile of the South African playwright, novelist, actor, and director. In celebration of Athol Fugard’s 80th birthday, the film looks back at the life and work of the man whose political plays exposed the reality of life during the apartheid era to a worldwide audience.

Featuring an extensive interview with the playwright, the film also includes contributions from Nelson Mandela, Nadine Gordimer, Desmond Tutu, F.W.de Klerk, Sir Ben Kingsley, Sir Antony Sher, Alan Rickman and Kathy Bates.

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Tony Palmer

Eric Abraham
David Elstein

Tony Palmer
Film Editing

Eloise Waymouth
Prosthetic Make Up Artist

Kristin Irving
Production Manager

Jonathan Chiles
Sound Recordist

Adam Asmal
Camera Operator

Special thanks to Justin Cartwright and Ben Coren.