When:
Saturday, May 05, 2018 12:00p -
2:00p

Where:
The Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art
102
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

Admission:
FREE

Categories:
Art, Film

Introducing our Cinema Series for ReSignifications! Carefully curated to supplement our current exhibition, these stellar films from around the world will be screened Fridays at noon through the month of April.

Our film on Friday 5/5 for our Cinema Series for ReSignifications is Mapantsula (1988) directed by Oliver Schmitz. Mapantsula is a 1988 South African crime film directed by Oliver Schmitz and written by Schmitz and Thomas Mogotlane. It tells the story of Johannes ‘Panic’ Themba Mzolo (Mogotlane), a small-time thief, set against the backdrop of Apartheid. The film’s use of flashbacks between Panic’s time at the hands of his apartheid jailor ‘Stander’ (Marcel Van Heerden) and happenings in the Johannesburg township of Soweto display the injustices black South Africans suffered during apartheid and their struggle for suffrage.

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