RFK in the Land of Apartheid, A Ripple of Hope
The Standby Program and Maysles Cinema present:
Producer, Larry Shore and Director, Tami Gold examine Robert F Kennedy's visit to South Africa through the lens of the time with a careful look at the parallels between the U.S. Civil Rights Movement and the South African Anti-Apartheid movement. Followed by a discussion with the filmmakers.
"RFK in the Land of Apartheid, A Ripple of Hope"
(Dir. Tami Gold & Larry Shore, 2009, 56 min.)
Using never before seen archival footage, and interviews in South Africa and the United States, filmmakers Larry Shore and Tami Gold tell the unknown story of Robert Kennedy's 1966 visit to South Africa during the worst years of Apartheid. The film evokes the connections between the American Civil Rights Movement and the Anti-Apartheid Movement in South Africa. The filmmakers find witness to this special moment in time through the sights and sounds of present day South Africa.
Followed by a discussion with Director Tami Gold and Producer Larry Shore
- Tami Gold is a documentary filmmaker, visual artist, educator and Bronx native. She was first introduced to the documentary films of Santiago Alvarez while studying in Mexico and Cuba. Gold continued to immerse herself in the film-making world and started working with Newsreel Film Collective (currently Third World Newsreel) in the 70s, where she produced and directed (with Heather Archibald) the docu-drama My Country Occupied. The film won First Place in the Leipzig Film Festival and was featured at the Whitney Museum and the Museum of Modern Art. Gold continued to direct and produce and formed the production company Andersongold Films, Inc. in 1996. In addition, Gold is also a Professor at Hunter College of the City University of New York in the Department of Film and Media Studies.
- Larry Shore is the producer and co-director of the film RFK In The Land of Apartheid, A Ripple of Hope.
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