There are movies that know how to cause commotion and feeling, made for reflection, and that is what Fire Against Fire, the South African plot, brings to its history. Directed by Mandla Dube, and featuring in its cast names such as Thabo Rametsi (Solomon Mahlangu), Thabo Malema (Mondy), Pearl Thusi (Brenda Rivera) and Welile Nzuza (Tommy London), the plot shows the struggle of these young Africans against the oppressive and segregationist system of Apartheid at South Africa in the mid-1970s .
Based on a true story that features as its main character Solomon Mahlangu, played by Thabo Rametsi, and his struggle for survival by participating in a liberation movement for the black population, initiated by Tommy London (Welile Nzuza) and that, when caught by extremely racist police, was tortured until his trial.
Solomon Mahlangu’s fight was one of the most important milestones in the South African struggle to overthrow the oppressive Apartheid system that was installed in the country in 1970 and Kalushi: Revolution is an act of love, very effectively shows part of that immense struggle since the extreme poverty of the country to Mahlangu’s daily battle, working illegally as a hawker, going through all kinds of humiliation to take little of the money he received to keep the house until its struggle to spread and continue with the liberation movement.
Solomon Mahlangu’s walk was extremely tortuous and the film has great appeal by showing how racism has always been an extremely pertinent issue, but few could position themselves, especially for the time when the plot is portrayed, bringing such distressing and strong scenes that it’s hard to handle at times.
Kalushi: Revolution is an act of love is a delicate work designed to arouse in its viewers a reflection on one of the subjects that should be a priority in society and teach us that revolution is also an act of love.
Kalushi: Revolution is an act of love debuts in theaters on November 21st throughout Brazil.