Centre for African Studies (LUCAS)

Leeds University Centre for African Studies
c/o POLIS, Social Sciences Building, University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT

Tel: 0113 343 5069

LUCAS Schools Project coordinator

Richard Borowski

Rainbow film festival showing of Amazulu and Bafana

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”
60 mins

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.
20 mins

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


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