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SHEPHERDS AND BUTCHERS LONDON PREMIEREuel-web_t
Oliver Schmitz | South Africa | 2016 | 106 mins

Wednesday 29 June, Hackney Picturehouse, 7pm. Followed by a Q&A Tickets available here.

When a traumatised death row guard is arrested for a violent murder, no one in 1987 South Africa will take his case. That is until maverick lawyer John Weber (Steve Coogan) steps forward, in doing so challenging the very system that allows prisoners to be executed for their crimes, and directly leading to a change to the law in the dying days of Apartheid. Featuring phenomenal turns from Coogan and Andrea Riseborough, Oliver Schmitz’s film is inspired by true events, which questions how a society can ever expect people to act as both shepherds and butchers, and for there not to be awful consequences, while also pointing to a better, more hopeful future.

Followed by a Q&A. Tickets available from the Picturehouse website here.