Film for Thought – This Wednesday, 23rd April 2014 at 6.45 pm, we will have the screening of the film 'Traitors' by Salmon de Jager at Sunaparanta Amphi theatre
Directed by: Salmon de Jager
Duration: 122 minutes
About the Film
Commandant Jacobus van Aswegen is a loving father and husband, as well as being a respected Boer-officer. Upon hearing that the enemy (the British) are planning a “scorched earth”- policy, he decides to go home to protect his wife and family instead of further participation in the war. This decision leads to him and his sons being tried for high treason. All of them are found guilty in very one sided trials and sentenced to death. A very moving plea by Van Aswegen to a well respected General on a visit to the Military Court, eventually leads to the General deciding not to let them be executed the evening before the execution was scheduled. The general sends a soldier who has to ride through the night to stop the execution the next morning. Will he reach them in time.