Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Power of One

The Power of One is a movie set in South Africa during the 1930's and 40's. The film is based on the book by Bryce Courtenay and follows the life of a then young boy PK. It follows the life of PK as he experiences and veiws the racism and violence towards black africans. He experiences discrimination at boarding school as he is the only english boy amongst afrikaners (speaking south african but of European descent) led by the oldest boy. PK experiences the loss and deaths of many of his loved ones  throughtout the movie which lead to discovery of who he really is and what he wants to be. As a young boy he also learns the art of boxing which gives him courage, the abilty to defend himself and to stand up for what he believes is right. As PK grows older he comes to realise what he believes in which is the racism directed at the black africans and that he wants to change the veiws of everyone else to realise that they the balck africans are not bad and deserve a chance. As he works to change these veiws he falls in love and becomes a symbol of hope and a leader to those who most need him.


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