The State- ADIFF NY 2014
Wed, Dec. 3 @ 8:30PM The Chapel
Shown with The Manicurist & The Last Doorman
SOUTH AFRICAN SHORTS
SOUTH AFRICA: 20 YEARS OF DEMOCRACY
As South Africa celebrates 20 years of democracy, The State looks 20 years ahead to a dystopian future. A system of apartheid exists between those who are blindly obedient to the State and those who are not. Supporters reside in the gated suburbs where there is service delivery and work opportunities for all. Detractors are relegated to deprivation in the townships and can only enter the gated communities with a rarely-issued Pass. The government has the right to detain and 'convert' detractors without trial. This is the world that 24-year old Nomzamo learned to survive in after her activist parents' death. Forced to fend for herself from an early age, she resents the choice her parents made and cares only for her own survival. Until a foray into the gated suburbs leads to her arrest and 'conversion' by The State. Will she comply and betray the activists or is defiance born in the darkest hours?
Directed by Lwazi Mvusi, 2014, 24min, South Africa, drama, English.
Teachers College, Columbia University - The Chapel (View)
525 West 120th Street
New York, NY 10027
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