Director: Nadine Cloete
Cinematographer: Chris Wessels, Dylan Valley, Jess Harris , Eeb Hajee
Language: English, Afrikaans with English subtitles

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Action Kommandant is the untold story of slain South African liberation fighter, Ashley Kriel. During the oppressive apartheid era Ashley was known as the Che Guevara of Cape Town's notorious 'Cape Flats'. Born into a single-mother, working class family in Bonteheuwel, he grew to become the symbol of 1980s youth resistance. The film opens with the voice of Ashley's mother, Ivy Kriel. This audio interview travels with us throughout the film as it introduces various chapters of Ashley?s life. The film traces this guerrilla soldier's development from being a member of the progressive BYM through to joining Umkhonto WeSizwe. What happened to him in the Umkhonto Wesizwe camps? Will we ever find the truth about his death?

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