Train in the Distance
Two young men, with shared hopes and dreams for a better South Africa, are flung in tragically different directions by the tempests of history, politics and ideology.
Johannesburg, South Africa - early 1970s:
A young white journalist campaigns against apartheid, its symbols and ramifications; searching for truth and freedom...freedom of expression, freedom of choice, freedom from fear. His quest eventually brings him to Israel, where his hopes seem to be on the verge of realization, only to be dashed by personal loss in a terrorist attack. The truth behind the attack sends him on a further mission...for revenge.
This based-on-fact story covers the turbulent years of mid-1970s South Africa, fear and tragedy during the first Intifada in Israel...and the interlaced events of the First Gulf War, the eventual capture of Saddam Hussein...and an ironic twist.
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"Everybody loves the sound of a train in the distance…everybody thinks it's true...What is the point of this story? What information obtained? The thought that life could be better, is woven indelibly into our hearts...and our brains." Paul Simon, Hearts and Bones © 1983