The world premiere of the Global Arts Corps documentary film on the Truth in Translation project–A Snake Gives Birth to a Snake–will take place this coming Sunday at the Durban International Film Festival in South Africa. This year’s festival will honor the 20th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s election to the South African presidency. For those of you who can attend, the two screening dates and locations are listed below. Please feel free to share this information with anyone else who may be interested.
Durban International Film Festival Screenings:
- July 20, 2014 at 5:15 pm * – Suncoast Cinema
- July 25, 2014 at 8:15 pm – Suncoast Cinema
For more information on the venue, please visit the festival website, here.
* Directly following the July 20th screening,Deputy Chairperson of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission Alex Boraine, and award winning political commentator and author Max du Preez will facilitate a question and answer session with the audience. They will be joined by Truth in Translation cast members Thembi Mtshali-Jones, Nick Boraine, and Fana Mokoena, as well as Yvette Hardie, South African producer ofTruth in Translation and Consulting Producer of A Snake Gives Birth to a Snake.
Unmasking Reconciliation: 20 Years On….Moving Beyond the Cliché
In addition, audience members are warmly invited to attend an informal morning discussion on July 21st, at 10:30am in the Tugela Room of the Maharani Hotel to unpack the notion of reconciliation within the context of the milestone of 20 years of democracy and to reflect on the aftermath of the TRC within a new generation of nation-builders. The discussion will be facilitated by Mary Papayya – Media Leader / Secretary-General of SA National Editors Forum. Discussion participants will include: Dr Alex Boraine – Vice Chair, Truth & Reconciliation Commission / Writer / Commentator; Max Du Preez – Commentator / Columnist / Award-winning Writer / Film-maker; Vasu Gounden – Founder and Executive Director of ACCORD; Thembi Mtshali-Jones – Distinguished stage, television and film Actress; Ela Gandhi – Gandhi Development Trust / Activist; and Albie Sachs, Activist / Former Judge on the Constitutional Court of South Africa.
To RSVP for the discussion, please contact Publicity Matters at by phone at 031 2011 638, or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you all for your continued support.
– Global Arts Corps