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Nerves of steal: Zupta doccie is a must-watch this Freedom Day


Nerves of steal: Zupta doccie is a must-watch this Freedom Day

Rehad Desai’s treatment of another defining moment in SA’s recent history has drawn widespread praise

Kevin Kriedemann

The Guptagate documentary How To Steal A Country is streaming on Showmax, in time for the Freedom Day long weekend, with early reviews calling it “an excellent documentary, one of the best ever made in our country” (Leon van Nierop in Rapport); “nothing short of remarkable ... the definitive example of speaking truth to power so that this can never be allowed to happen again” (John Harvey, Dispatch news editor); and “essential viewing for all South Africans” (Spling). 

With the Emmy-winning Miners Shot Down and One World Human Rights Documentary Film Festival winner Everything Must Fall, Rehad Desai made the definitive documentaries on Marikana and #feesmustfall respectively. 

Now, in How To Steal A Country, co-directed by Emmy winner Mark J Kaplan (The Village Under The Forest, The Lion Sleeps Tonight), Desai turns his unflinching gaze to another defining moment in SA’s recent history: the rise and fall of the Gupta family. ..

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