VARIETY: Interview with Director Meg Rickards

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VARIETY: Interview with Director Meg Rickards

“Tess” helmer Meg Rickards: Cinema can help change “rape culture”

Meg Rickards is no stranger to the spotlight in Durban, where she won the documentary audience award two years ago for “1994: The Bloody Miracle.” This year she returns with “Tess,” a powerful adaptation of the award-winning South African novel “Whiplash,” about a 20-year-old prostitute in Cape Town whose life is torn apart by drug addiction, rape, and an unwanted pregnancy. Rickards spoke to Variety about the challenge of confronting a difficult subject head-on, and whether South Africa might be at a turning point in its fight against sexual violence.

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2017-03-06T11:18:59+00:00 June 16th, 2016|Media, Tess|0 Comments

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