Wednesday, February 21, 1996

Unshackling the Vision

South Africa Alive & In Person, Program One

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

“The rule of Apartheid South Africa and its stranglehold on cultural expression has come to an end. It leaves behind not a cinematic desert, but an era rich in heroism of cultural resistance. Unshackling the Vision, the first festival of South African films on the West Coast since the 1994 elections, unmasks the images the racist regime so tirelessly tried to obliterate — images of cruelty and courage, of determination against overwhelming odds.” (BB)

Peter Davis presents his award-winning documentary In Darkest Hollywood. As the era of white rule ends, In Darkest Hollywood combines feature, documentary and propaganda films, to examine the role of cinema during the 45 years of apartheid. Reception for artist will follow screening.