A South African Love Story – Walter and Albertina Sisulu


Director: Toni Strasburg
Countries: South Africa / Canada
Year: 2004
Running Time: 63 min.
Language: English


A touching, real-life exploration of one of South Africa’s most celebrated couples, showing the deep personal cost that brought South Africa to its current triumphant harmony. Through interviews with the couple, the film becomes a discovery of the beauty of love in a changing and damaged country.

About the Director

Toni Strasburg

toni StrasburgBiography: An internationally recognized documentary director, producer, and writer, Toni Strasburg grew up in South Africa and went to Britain as an exile in 1965 where she earned a degree in Sociology at London University. Her best-known films are the multi-award winning Chain of Tears, about the effects of war on children in Southern Africa, and its sequel, Chain of Hope. Amongst her better-known European films are The Other Bomb and the series Picture of Health, while her Southern African films include Destructive Engagement and Spoils of War. Recently she has made several films for the BBC World ‘Life’ series, one of which, An Act of Faith, about the Phelophepa Health Train in South Africa, won the prestigious Freddie Award in New York. Toni is currently developing several films, one in Croatia the others in South Africa.

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
A South African Love Story – Walter and Albertina Sisulu (2005).

A South African Love Story – Walter and Albertina Sisulu (2004).