Film Series Celebrating 100 Years Of The ANC (African National Congress)

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by Tambay A. Obenson
March 8, 2012 12:00 PM
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Courtesy of the African Diaspora International Film Festival, the details follow below... I plan to attend so maybe I'll see you there:

Sat, March 17 & Sun, March 18, 2012 Teachers College, Columbia University 525 West 120th Street Tel: 212-864-1760 e-mail: info@NAYDIFF.org

2012 marks 100 years of selfless struggle of the African National Congress!

The ANC-US Interim Branch, the African Diaspora Film Festival and the New York based Pacifica radio station WBAI, have partnered to celebrate this important anniversary and reflect on the achievements and lessons learned from 100 years of struggle for freedom and human rights by the ANC.

On March 17 and March 18, the Celebrating 100 years of ANC Film Series and Panel Discussion event will be held at Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 West 120th Street.

The series will open on Saturday, March 17 with a free program open to all. At 5pm, the screening of the award winning film Nothing but the Truth featuring legendary South African actor/director John Kani will open the celebrations.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion at 6:30pm featuring scholars, intellectuals, ANC veterans and other personalities that will discuss not only the many accomplishments of the ANC but also the challenges and lessons learned from 100 years of struggle.

Invited speakers include Human Rights activist Tseliso Thipanyane, and ANC veteran Godfrey Sithole to name a few.

The evening will end with a catered reception.

Note: only the March 17th events are FREE; to attend screenings and panels on the 18th, which includes 3 film screenings followed by Q&As, tickets cost $11 each; OR you can purchase a weekend pass for just $20 which gets you into everything.

Click HERE for the full lineup and ticket info.

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