While the storyline has become, as shocking as it sounds, so commonplace as to not be as horrifying as it should be, situations like these (regardless of how many times a day I see them in my working life) still bring tears to my eyes and a lump to my throat. The difference here, was that Yesterday was so unbelievably forgiving (of all those around her responsible for, and judgemental of, her condition) and optimistic (for her future and that of her child). She didn't give up, but rather fought against stigma and closed-mindedness, not only for the sake of her own health and sanity, but for her child as well. She also didn't bear a grudge against her husband, who treated her so badly, in spite of how she was judged for this, but rather cared for him as best as she could - that takes a heck of a lot of compassion and courage, and I don't know if I could ever act in such a selfless way.
Not only was the script beautifully written, but the acting was SUPERB, and the locations were amazing - reminding me of a farm I vaguely grew up on in the Eastern Cape.
I watched this film during a time in my life when I was feeling very jaded with people in general, the medical fraternity in particular, my country's health system, and my country in general, and this small independant film reaffirmed my faith in humanity, and made me want to be a doctor again - now I know what to do when next I want to hang up my stethoscope and escape to London to become a graffitti guru like Banksy ;D