Peter Hain’s documentary on last year’s massacre of striking miners at Marikana, South Africa, shows the distress of a natural supporter of the governing ANC.
Hain first came to prominence as an anti-apartheid activist.
He goes out of his way to find things to praise about the 19 years since the ANC came to office.
But he presents a society fantastically divided between a corrupt elite, now black as well as white, and a majority scraping by in poverty.
It is weakest on the massacre itself, not challenging the police story of a violent mob of strikers.
But it includes powerful interviews with survivors and lawyer Jim Nichol, who is representing them.