Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
This film on apartheid belabors its message on the outmoded, racist use of "passes" for blacks -- for without a pass at this point in time, a black South African has no identity, he or she cannot work, nor get food, nor hold out any hope for survival for the future. So when James (Peter SePuma) a young black without a pass finds out his white employer killed a black man whom he thought had broken into his house and attacked his wife, he uses his knowledge to get the one thing that means the most to him -- his own pass. Justice may work in mysterious ways, because just as the deserving young James obtains the dead man's pass in the end, his boss gets away with murder.
Apartheid, blackmail, murder, racism