Largely unheralded and unseen, THE POWER OF ONE is a rousing historical epic from director John G. Avildsen that provides a rare look at South African culture, history and politics. The story concerns an orphaned British youngster who becomes an unlikely hero by uniting the Black tribes of
South Africa against their repressive Afrikaner rulers.
British South African PK (played at age seven by Guy Witcher, age twelve by Simon Fenton, and age eighteen by Stephen Dorff) gets an ugly taste of intolerance early in life on the eve of WWII. Sent by his widowed mother to an Afrikaner boarding school, he becomes the object of abuse by older
Afrikaner boys led by Jaapie ...