Act of Kindness

Directed by Costa Botes and Sven Pannell

Charting the ripple effects of real compassion, this inspiring true story follows a spirited young New Zealander’s search for the Rwandan samaritan who assisted him through a dangerous predicament over ten years before.


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  • ★★★★ review by Dan Newman on Letterboxd

    After escaping Rwanda in 1999 with the help of a good samaritan known only as “Johnson”, the film documents Sven Pannell's return and hunt for the man who helped him. After his story is broadcast on Rwandan radio, the ensuing scenes highlight the naivety as well as the difficulty of the plan, or lack thereof.

    Act Of Kindness is an great documentary.

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