IUPUI is hosting a series of South African films this spring. The films are
FREE and will be shown in the Lilly Auditorium on the lower level of the IUPUI
library. Here's the line-up:
South Africa On Film
An IUPUI Public Film Series
Organized by David Hoegberg in conjunction with I300: South African Literature
Monday, March 6, 7:00-9:00 PM, Lilly Auditorium (UL 0130)
Sarafina! (Darrell Roodt, 1992)
A film based on Mbogeni Ngemas stage play set during the Soweto uprisings of
1976, combining music and dance with social responsibility and accurate history.
Friday, March 24, 6:30-8:30 PM, Lilly Auditorium (UL 0130)
Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony (Lee Hirsch, 2002)
This award-winning documentary tells the story of black South African freedom
music and the central role it played in the struggle against apartheid. A good
general introduction to South African apartheid and the anti-apartheid struggle.
Thursday, April 6, 7:00-9:00 PM, Lilly Auditorium (UL 0130)
Mapantsula (Oliver Schmitz, 1988)
The first anti-apartheid feature film made by, for, and about black South
Africans. Filmed in Soweto, it tells the story of Panic, a petty gangster who
becomes caught up in the growing anti-apartheid struggle and has to choose
between individual gain and a united stand against the system.
Friday, April 21, 6:30-8:30 PM, Lilly Auditorium (UL 0130)
Long Nights Journey into Day: South Africas Search for Truth and
Reconciliation (Deborah Hoffman, 2000)
This winner of the 2000 Sundance award for Best Documentary details the
controversies and heartaches surrounding the work of the Truth and
Reconciliation Commission. It follows several TRC cases over a two-year period.
The stories in the film underscore the universal themes of conflict,
forgiveness, and renewal.