In collaboration with the South African Consulate in Chicago, ADIFF-Chicago 2012 will pay homage to the 100 year anniversary of the ANC on South African Youth Day, June 16, with the screening of two important South African films: Come Back Africa, shot in 1960 during the apartheid era. and Nothing But The Truth, a film about the new South Africa directed by John Kani, one of the major cultural figures in that country.
NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH Saturday, June 16 @ 4pm Thursday, June 21 @ 6:30pm
A gripping investigation into the complex dynamic between those blacks who remained in South Africa and risked their lives to lead the struggle against apartheid and those who returned victoriously after living in exile. In New Brighton, South Africa, 63-year-old librarian Sipho Makhaya prepares for the return of the ashes of his brother Themba, recently deceased while in exile in London after gaining a reputation as a hero of the anti-apartheid movement. Internationally recognized, multiple award-winning actor John Kani is the lead actor in this film version of the internationally acclaimed award-winning play Nothing But The Truth which he also authored.
South Africa, 2008, 78 min, drama, English, John Kani, dir.
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