National Film Tour - "Roadmap to Apartheid" (5-11 March)
ATTENTION: Event, entertainment and education editors
01 March 2011
The Tri-Continental Film Festival (www.tcff.org.za), IAW South Africa Team and BDS South Africa will premiere the film, Roadmap to Apartheid (www.roadmaptoapartheid.org) from the 5 to 11 March at several South African universities, schools and community centers. The film is being screened as one of the official 2012 Israeli Apartheid Week events (see below for schedule). 'Roadmap to Apartheid' is a full-feature film that explores the parallels between former South Africa and current Israel.
Ana Nougeira (South Africa) and Eron Davison (born in Israel but now living in USA) are the directors, and Alice Walker (the acclaimed author of, "The Color Purple") is the narrator. The movie also features never seen before interviews with people such as the legendary sports boycott organizer, Dennis Brutus and the former SA Council of Churches General Secretary, Eddie Makue.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu has seen the film, and commented: "Roadmap To Apartheid is very powerful and compelling, and the visuals of house demolitions are appalling. Religion is repeatedly misused by politicians. One of the lessons of Jewish history is that God is always on the side of the oppressed. Another is that those who dehumanise others, dehumanise themselves."
See below or click here for the "Roadmap to Apartheid" National Film Tour Schedule.
All media are invited to the film screenings. If you would like arrange an interview with the directors of the movie or with the organizers of the film tour, you can contact us at: email@example.com or 011 241 7813
NATIONAL FILM TOUR SCHEDULE: "ROADMAP TO APARTHEID"
Wednesday, 07 March @ 15h30 (Room D, RW James Building, Upper Campus, University of Cape Town)
Thursday, 08 March @ 13h00 (Room D, RW James Building, Upper Campus, University of Cape Town)
Sunday, 11 March @14h30 (Joseph Stone Auditorium, Klipfontein Road, Athlone)
Tuesday, 06 March @ 14h00 (CCS Seminar Room, Memorial Tower Building, Howard College Campus, University of KwaZulu-Natal)
Wednesday, 07 March @ 14h00 (Factory Cafe, 369 Magwaza Maphalala Street (Gale Street), Glenwood)
Sunday, 11 March @ 14h00 (Al Ansaar Hall, West Road, Overport, Durban)
Monday, 05 March @ 18h00 (Barat/Humanities Department, Rhodes University)
Saturday 10 March @ 13h00 (Monastery Club, Rhodes University)
Tuesday, 06 March @ 12h30 (C-Ring 315, Auckland Park Campus, University of Johannesburg)
Wednesday, 07 March @ 13h00 (Room 2, Umthombo Building, University of Witwatersrand)
Wednesday, 07 March @ 20h00 (Trade Route Mall, Lenasia, Johannesburg)
Sunday, 11 March @ 14h00 (Venue to be confirmed)
Tuesday, 06 March @ 17h00 (Room 107, New Arts Building, Pietermaritzburg Campus, University of KwaZulu-Natal)
Saturday, 10 March @ 14h00 (Venue to be confirmed)
Tuesday, 06 March @ 12h00 (South Campus Auditorium, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)
Tuesday, 06 March@ 12h30 (EMB 1-18, University of Pretoria)
Thursday, 08 March @ 12h30 (L2-69, Graduate Centre, University of Pretoria)
Thursday, 08 March @ 10h00 (Ipelegeng Community Centre, Cnr. Khumalo & Phera Roads, Soweto)
Wednesday, 07 March @ 15h30 (Neelsie Cinema, Stellenbosch University)
THE IAW SOUTH AFRICA TEAM IS MADE UP OF 25 MEMBERS STRETCHED ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
PARTNERS AND PARTICIPATING GROUPS INCLUDE:
Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), South African Communist Party (SACP), South African Students Congress (SASCO), Young Communist League of South Africa (YCL), South African Council of Churches (SACC), Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI), Kairos Southern Africa, Kaliedoscope Youth Network, Students for Social Justice, SA Artists Against Apartheid, GangsofGraffiti, Palestine Solidarity Alliance (Gauteng), Palestine Solidarity Alliance (Port Elizabeth), Palestine Solidarity Campaign (South Africa), UCT Palestine Solidarity Forum (University of Cape Town), UJ Palestine Solidarity Forum (University of Johannesburg), UKZN Action Group on Palestine (University of KwaZulu-Natal), Wits University Palestine Solidarity Committee (Wits University)