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Knut Striak Cry Freedom - Intro - Analysis of the first part

            Knut Striak Cry Freedom - Intro - Analysis of the first part.
             The first shots of the Intro of the film "Cry Freedom", based on the same named book by Steven Riley and the personal experiences of the journalist Woods, show a black screen with the title in white letters, followed by the names of the actors. You can hear the noise of children and talking in the background. You can also hear a cock crowing and some chicken so it maybe early in the morning. Then an African starts singing and you can see a close-up of a man shaving. The next few shots again show the names of people who play in the film while the singing is still heard. .
             This is to show the peaceful atmosphere of early morning. It is contrasted to the second part of the scene - the police raid.
             The next medium shot shows the man shaving in front of a mirror. In the background you can see the African landscape and the raising sun. With the ticking sound of a typewriter or teleprinter the information on the date 24th Nov 1975 and the place Crossroads settlement, Cape Province, Republic of South Africa is presented. The next long shot shows a boy walking towards the viewer through a dusty street, you can still hear men talking and the singing in the background. .
             The next camera perspective is taken from a booth on the market, where you see a woman walking along with a can in her hand. She is going to fetch some water for her family. .
             In the next scene the focus of the camera is shown in the middle of the picture. When the photo is taken you hear a clicking sound. The scenery shows men standing around a tin or iron barrel with some burning coal or wood in it. Again the silence is interrupted by the sound of a typewriter which types the name of the film designer on the screen. In the next medium shot you can see a small room with sleeping children on the left and a woman who breast-feeds her child in the right corner. .
             These photos are supposed to show the living conditions of Black Africans in crossroad towns, shanty towns or the border towns for black workers made by the Whites.

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