Leeds University Centre For African Studies and the Centre for Global Development host
Amazulu The Children Of Heaven + Bafana
Tuesday 27th Oct 6pm, Worsley Medical LT (7.35)
Velabahleke (Come with a Smile) High School in Umlazi township outside Durban may be the only school in the country that starts at 06h30am and finishes at 4pm and where students are racing to get there on time! Mbongeni Mtshali the principal, has created an oasis of excellence for hundreds of learners, and where students, staff and community are doggedly determined that they not “be slaves to their backgrounds”
Bafana delves into the global crisis of street children, while offering a ray of hope in the form of Gerald and all his collegaues who are fighting to make a better future for the children in their care.
The screening will be followed with a Q&A with the filmmakers.
There shall be a drinks reception from 8:30pm hosted by CGD and RiDNet.
Winner: Best Film Nantes British Film Festival 2008
‘Amazulu is a powerful and inspiring narrative’ – Durban International Film Festival 2006
‘Phenomenal – this is what African cinema is all about’ – Cambridge African Film Festival 2006