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Tyler Perry’s next film project will involve the true story of a white anti-apartheid activist.
Perry along with *34th Street Films will produce the upcoming feature film “The Year of the Great Storm,” the true story of Amy Biehl, a white Stanford University graduate who was living in South Africa during the violent days of the armed struggle against Apartheid.
After Amy was attacked and stabbed to death by a mob of angry black youths in 1993, her American parents decided to attend the trial of her daughter’s killers. They remained in South Africa and began a grassroots effort to bring about change in the movement.
“We’re thrilled to be tackling this difficult but inspiring subject matter with an incredible director, writer, and team of producers,” said Ozzie Areu, President of Tyler Perry Studios. “The story of the Biehl family’s journey is one of courage, compassion, and redemption, and we are humbled that they have allowed us unfettered access to bring their lives to the big screen.”
The film aims to paint a vivid picture of a country nearing civil war as it struggled with its national destiny in a desperate fight to end decades of systematic racism.
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