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Angels on our Shoulders

ANGELS ON OUR SHOULDERS

At the Rand Airport Displacement Camp in Johannesburg a group of teachers, refugees themselves, establishes a school for the children in a disused bus, the “Good Hope School”. It becomes an island of normality amidst the chaos of need and traumatized people fearing for their lives. Benita, a student from the Congo was forced to look on as her best friend was murdered. A lack of education has led to these riots, says one of the teachers and that is why this school is needed in spite of all adversities.

South Africa 2008, 24 min

by

Andy Spitz