The first half is almost a text book version of a violent revenge tragedy set in a segregated racist society; the second half transcends it and is utterly compelling as a segregated racist society starts, but fails, to adapt to the requirements of justice.
So impressed with the formal qualities but there's something to be said for watching this in a room of fellow benefactors of genocide who won't put down the popcorn for rape. As in, what's gained by depiction? Not an argument for concealing, but inherent in a film that suggests even illuminating the worst indignities won't change attitudes. Why I find Need A Map his more important work. Challenging ideas here.