Celebrate Women’s Day with short film screenings and FREE entrance to Iziko Museums

  • Posted: Aug 4, 2012

Celebrate Women’s Day with short film screenings and FREE entrance to Iziko Museums

9 August 2012

Iziko Museums has a jam-packed programme for national Women’s Day and promises visitors a contemplative and reflective experience.  The day long programme includes the screening of documentaries celebrating the achievements of women and also highlighting some of their struggles and challenges.

The short films will be screened at the TH Barry Lecture Theatre at the Iziko South African Museum on Thursday, 9 August 2012 from 11h00 to 15h00. 

The programme is as follows:

11:00 am The Ribbon      Harriet Gavston
In 1986 white women of Black Sash and black women of Soweto, worked together to contribute to the peace process and reconciliation.

12:00 pm Liberation Women    Beta Lipman
Interviews with Helen Joseph, Winnie Mandela, Amina Cashalia, Sister Bernard Ncube and Phindi Mavuso.

13:00  Umbilical Cords     Sarah Ping, Nic Jones
A girl’s relationship with her mother, filmed over 5 years, showing a complex relationship when viewed through the lens of modern multiculturalism.

14:00  A luta continua – The Struggle continues Jack Lewis
For many AIDS activists, the struggle  is not yet over. Three women and one man from Khayelitsha – this is their story.

15:00  Generations of Resistance   Peter Davis
This film highlights the resistance to white colonialism and apartheid in South Africa over a period of 70 years. One of the earliest and most famous of the anti-apartheid films

Don’t forget that entrance to all Iziko Museum is FREE on Women’s Day, 9th August 2012 (excluding the Planetarium and the Castle of Good Hope.)
(Thumbnail photograph by K. Kendall)

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