Rough Aunties

Rough Aunties is a 2008 documentary film directed by Kim Longinotto about a group of 5 women of Operation Bobbi Bear who protect and care for abused, neglected and forgotten children in Durban, South Africa.[1] It won the Grand Jury Prize in the 'World Cinema — Documentary' category at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.[2]

Rough Aunties
Directed byKim Longinotto
Release date
  • 23 November 2008 (2008-11-23) (IDFA Festival)
Running time
103 minutes
CountriesUnited Kingdom
South Africa


  1. ^ Cochrane, Kira (12 February 2010). "Kim Longinotto: 'Film-making saved my life'". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 June 2011.
  2. ^ Turan, Kenneth (25 January 2009), "THE REGION; Nightmarish 'Push' a triple Sundance winner; 'We Live in Public' takes the grand jury prize for documentary. 'Rough Aunties' is top world documentary.", Los Angeles Times, retrieved 6 July 2011

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Preceded by
Man on Wire
Sundance Grand Jury Prize: World Cinema Documentary
Succeeded by
The Red Chapel