Saturday, March 23, 1985, 8:00 pm

“Art Against Apartheid” – African Arts Festival


800 Chestnut Street

San Francisco, CA, 94133

The apartheid policies of the South Africa government have recently come under heavy attack in the United States. Here in the Bay Area the African Arts Festival is presenting a wide range of activities throughout the month addressing this problem. As part of this effort the Cinematheque is presenting an evening of films that speak to the conditions of life and struggle in Southern Africa. The program will include:

Woza Albert!, a BBC production of the play Woza Albert!, written and performed by two Black South Africans, that intercuts the play with actual visits to the towns and streets that inspired its sketches.

Portrait of Nelson Mandela, a biographical sketch of the imprisoned head of the African National Congress who was sentenced to life imprisonment on Robben Island in 1964.

Generations of Resistance, tracing the tradition of Black resistance to White rule, from Bombata’s 1906 rebellion to Soweto and the Black Consciousness Movement.

A speaker will be present for discussion.