Director: Odette Schwegler
Country: South Africa, Scotland, United Kingdom, United States, Australia, New Zealand
Year: 2014
Duration: 86 min



Supernova 23 July 2015 19:00 PM
UKZN Sneddon Theatre 26 July 2015 20:15 PM

Joost van der Westhuizen is a Former South African Springbok captain; he is no stranger to the spotlight. From receiving fame on the rugby field, to his fall from grace amid rumours and deceit, his life has always been public property. Now he tackles a crippling disease which has no regard for his past triumphs, and again he lays himself bare to the world, fighting for survival, for his family and for others affected by Motor Neuron Disease. The film tells a compelling tale of redemption set against the backdrop of rugby glory, Glory Game - The Joost van der Westhuizen Story is the story of a modern day warrior forced to face his own human frailty. He shows us that beyond ambition, success and fame lies the true wealth of family and friends, and that within a ravaged body can surge the spirit of a survivor.

Odette Schwegler has been listed among the 40 most influential people in South African media under 40. She has 17 years’ experience in directing and producing award-winning television. As the co-owner of Blink Pictures, she continues to contribute to current affairs and investigative programming, while developing long form documentaries for international release.


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