The man and several others advance on the boys. The boys
run into the serving area, close the doors and start
breaking up the place. Two police Land Rovers SCREECH to
a halt outside. The boys run out through a side entrance.
They are chased by the police who are black.
Jonathan and his best friend Wellington, also 15 years,
are walking towards the beer hall when the boys come
running out chased by the police. It is prudent for
them to run down the street. The boys and police are
bearing down on them. Their escape is cut off by the
apperance of another police Land Rover. Two policemen,
two blacks and two whites join in the capture. Jonathan,
Wellington and about ten of the boys are arrested.
As they are hundled into the vehicle, they protest their
innocence without success and are driven away.
INT. SOWETO POLICE STATION -CHARGE OFFICE -AFTERNOON
The charge office is sparcely furnished with a long bench
along a wall. There is a reception counter with Sgt:
Van Zyl in charge. The boys are lined up against a wall.
The sergeant stands with a tall blond man with a scar on
his chin, CAPTAIN STOLZ.
The sergeant reads out a name and looks at Stolz; if he
nods the boy stands aside. After this ritual, the ones
that Stolz has chosen are marched to a waiting police van
and driven away. The others are taken to the cells at
the police station, these include Jonathan and
EXT. DUTCH REFORM CHURCH -DAY
The MUSIC STOPS. The doors open. The 40 years-oldminister
Bester comes to the door, then stands and greets
his parishioners as they file out of the church.
Amongst them, Ben Du Toit --his wife, SUSAN, a clean-
cut, immaculate, "toe-the-line" beauty and his son, Johan
--the blond, blue-eyed, tanned and torsoed fourteenyear-
old every father dreams of. Susan greets friends
and acquaintances, pausing to chat... mostly formalities.
Johan, his eyes on a girl his age. She is with her
father, Mr. Cloete, the headmaster --she smiles at Johan
from a distance; he waves awkwardly as she drives off
with her parents.