Friday, February 9, 2007

South Africa on Film at IUPUI

David Hoegberg has organized a Public Film Series in conjunction with I300: South African Literature and Society, a Spring 2007 course at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis.

Unfortunately, we've already missed the first of the series (Gavin Hood's 2005 work, "Tsotsi", based on a novel by Athol Fugard) -- it was earlier this evening.

But there's still time to mark your calendars for these upcoming showings:

Friday, February 23, 6:00-8:00 PM, Informatics Auditorium (IT 152)
The Power of One (John Avildsen, 1992)
Based on the popular novel by Bryce Courtenay, this movie tells of a
young English-speaking boy who is bullied by Afrikaners and grows up to
be a boxer. With Morgan Freeman as the boy's black mentor.

Friday, March 9, 6:00-8:00 PM, Informatics Auditorium (IT 152)
Cry Freedom (Richard Attenborough, 1987)
This powerful film tells the story of Donald Woods' friendship with
Steve Biko and Woods' efforts to get his story out to the rest of the
world after Biko is killed in detention. Stars Kevin Kline and Denzel

Friday, March 30, 6:00-8:00 PM, Informatics Auditorium (IT 152)
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. Includes extensive interview footage with South African
musical giants such as Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba, and Abdullah

Friday, April 13, 6:00-8:00 PM, Informatics Auditorium (IT 152)
Soweto Green (David Lister, 1994)
The complications and cultural divides of life in post-apartheid South
Africa set the stage for this smart and funny satire. Following the
election of Nelson Mandela, a college professor and his American bride
relocate from Beverly Hills to the teacher's motherland of Africa.

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