A series of films looking at post-Apartheid issues will be screened in Thomas 224. Screenings will take place every Thursday, March 27 to May 1. Each screening will begin at 7 p.m. with a brief introduction and end with a facilitated discussion. The first film in the series, Dear Mandela, will be introduced by Associate Professor of History Kalala Ngalamulume. Subsequent films will be introduced by Associate Professor of English Linda-Susan Beard.
- March 27: Dear Mandela (93 min) 2011 Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program
- April 3: Zulu Love Letter (100 min) 2004 feature film Dir: Ramadan Suleman
- April 10: Belonging (52 min) 2004 Directors: Minky Schlesinger and Khetiwe Ngcobo
- April 24: Nabantwa Bam (With My Children) (41 min) 2005 Dir: Khulile Nxumalo Cinderella of the Cape Flats (58 min) 2004 Dir: Jane Kennedy
- May 1: Umgidi (Shadow Dancing) (74 min) 2004 Directors: Sipho Singiswa and Gillian Schutte
This series is being sponsored by Bryn Mawr’s Africana Studies program. The Africana Studies Program brings a global outlook to the study of Africa and its Diasporas. Drawing on analytical perspectives from anthropology, economics, education, history, literary studies, political science and sociology, the program focuses on peoples of African descent within the context of increasing globalization and dramatic social, economic and political changes. For more information, visit the program website.