FILM TITLE: JOOST - GLORY GAME
GENRE:
CONSUMER ADVICE: 7-9PG L
DISTRIBUTOR: CRYSTAL BROOK DISTRIBUTION (PTY) LTD
DIRECTOR: ODETTE SCHWEGLER
MAIN CAST: JOOST VAN DER WESTHUIZEN
LANGUAGE: LOW IMPACT , INFREQUENT , NOT DEMEANING
NUDITY: NONE
PREJUDICE: NONE
SEX: NONE
VIOLENCE: NONE
BLASPHEMY: NONE
DRUG ABUSE: NONE
COMMENTS: JOOST -GLORY GAME IS A DOCUMENTARY CHRONICLING THE LIFE OF THE GOLDEN BOY OF SOUTH AFRICAN RUGBY ,JOOST VAN DER WESTHUIZEN AND HIS DIAGNOSIS AND BATTLE WITH MOTOR NEVRON DISEASE (MND) AS WELL AS HIS JOURNEY IN SEARCH OF BETTER TREATMENT AND RESEARCH AS WELL AS HIS PLANS FOR A SPECIAL TREATMENT CENTRE IN SOUTH AFRICA. THE FILM /DOCUMENTARY EXPLORES COMPLEX AND MATURE THEMES OF BEING DIAGNOSED WITH THE MOST AGGESSIVE FORM OF MND CALLED ALS,ACCEPTABLE ACCEPTANCE AND FINDING PEACE WITH DISEASE ,DETERMINATION TO ENJOY LIFE AND CREATE NEW MEMORIES,FAMILY SUPPORT,SPORTS ,DIVORCE ,BELIEF ,FORGIVENESS,SELFLESSNESS, HUMANITY ,HOPE AND NOT GIVING UP. INSPIRATIONAL REALISTIC THEMES ARE LACED WITH EMOTIONAL UNDERTONES AND THE FILM MAY BE OF A PARTICULAR EDUCATIONAL VALUE FOR CHILDREN AGED 7 YEARS AND OLDER AS IT RAISES THE AWARENESS OF THE DEADLY DISEASE IN A POSITIVE AND SENSITIVE MANNER AND THE REASSURING COMPANY OF AN ADULT WILL COUNTER BALANCE ANY SCENES WHICH MAY DISTRESS OR UPSET SENSITIVE CHILDREN. THE THEME OF BEING DIAGNOSED AND LIVING WITH A DEADLY DISEASE MAY BE TREATED IN A WAY THAT MAY BE UPSETTING AND DISTURBING EVEN TO ACCOMPANIED CHILDREN UNDER 7 YEARS.