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Ahmed Kathrada: A man for all seasons

When: Tuesday, 11 April 2017 - Tuesday, 11 April 2017
Where: Braamfontein Campus East
WSOA Apollonia Theatre, 2nd Floor,
Start time:17:30

The WSOA Film and TV Division will host a special screening of a documentary during Africa Week to commemorate the life of the late Ahmed Kathrada.

The documentary, Ahmed Kathrada: A Man For All Seasons, which was made to celebrate Kathrada's 85th birthday and to commemorate the 25th anniversary of his release from prison.

The film traces an extraordinary life journey as an activist, a Rivonia trialist, a prisoner on Robben Island and the founder of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation. It features interviews with Rivonia trialists including Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu and Denis Goldberg; fellow Robben Island prisoners and close friends and colleagues.

 There will be a post-screening discussion with Ken Kaplan (one of the producers) and Noor Nieftagodien (Chair of the Wits History Workshop and activist).  

 

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