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FREE PEOPLE’S PARTY/CREATIVE ACTIVISM PROGRAMME

FREE PEOPLE’S PARTY/CREATIVE ACTIVISM PROGRAMME

 

FREE PEOPLE’S PARTY AND CULTURAL ACTIVISM PROGRAMME

CITYZEN CAFÉ

161 GORDON ROAD,
CORNER GORDON ROAD AND FLORIDA ROAD
MORNINGSIDE
DURBAN
(NEXT TO THE BUNNY BAR)

 

  19.00-21.00
   
THURSDAY

27/04

 PERFORMANCE BY HYENA BLUES
A popular acapella musical band that was formed by Thami Joyisa with the mind set of creating and being the change we want to see in the world 

OPEN MIC
Open to everyone who wishes to share and perform.

   
FRIDAY

28/04

 PERFORMANCE BY BATHOBILE DLADLA
Bathobile is a talented and mesmerising spoken word artist.

OPEN MIC
Open to everyone who wishes to share and perform.

   
SATURDAY

29/04

PERFORMANCE BY IMBIZO
Contemporary dance group

OPEN MIC
Open to everyone who wishes to share and perform.

   
SUNDAY

30/04

PERFORMANCE BY SHIELA KHUMALO
Recognised as a Durban legend, Shiela is a world class Jazz musician.

OPEN MIC
Open to everyone who wishes to share and perform.

   


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BRICS FROM BELOW

BRICS FROM BELOW

Sunday, April 30: Durban’s Dangers and Deceptions

Durban University of Technology, 51 Steve Biko Road, Block C, Room BC 0204, above library

the World Economic Forum-Africa’s host city cannot hide some uncomfortable truths:

10am-1pm: Dangers in the Search for Economic, Social and Environmental Justice

  • Bandile Mdlalose (UKZN Centre for Civil Society): potentials and pitfalls of community organising
  • Gcina Makoba (UKZN Development Studies): food, water, sanitation and solid waste
  • Faith ka Manzi (independent): AIDS survival and struggle
  • Brij Maharaj (UKZN Geography): Warwick Junction traders’ victory against a shopping mall’s proposed displacement of the century-old Early Morning Market
  • Daniel Dumia (African Solidarity Network): anti-xenophobic activism

2-5pm: Deceptions in the Suppression of Economic, Social and Environmental Justice

  • Bill Freund (UKZN Development Studies): Durban’s development trajectories
  • Patrick Bond (UKZN Centre for Civil Society and Wits School of Governance): white elephantism and the fossil-foolishness of mega-project maldevelopment; a pollution-prone pipeline; truncated gentrification in the inner city; narratives of opposition to Port-Petrochem expansion; deglobalisation
  • Ashwin Desai on the runaway airport; the hazardous gravitational pull northwards; elite malpractices in South Durban; and other foibles of a local ruling elite

a book project for Jacana Media, supported by the Canadian IDRC, based on research at UKZN, UJ and Wits

CIVIL SOCIETY ENGAGES THE BRICS  at the PEOPLE’S ECONOMIC FORUM

UPDATED PROGRAMME

2 May (09:00-15:00): Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre

BRICS Civil Society Engagement team with Oxfam South Africa for WEF debates

2 May (15:30-19:00): Ike’s Books, 48A Florida Road (1st fl)

BRICS Civil Society addresses Multilateralism and Multinational Corporations

15:30-15:45 Welcome from Patrick Bond and Ike’s Books

15:45-16:15

BRICS research underway by SABTT, think tanks and academics, in context of multilateral failure and emergence of BRICS and hinterland civil society

Neissan Besharati, Idah Makukule, Ashraf Patel

15:15-17:30

BRICS, multilateral reform and corporate accountability

Zama Ntuli on BRICS and mining justice in Fuleni/Somkhele; Matthews Hlabani on contesting BRICS firms in the SA coal industry; Ben Cashdan on the World Bank; Thabiso Bengu on the nuclear controversy

17:30-19:00

BRICS civil society advocacy on social policy

Sakina Mohammed on the South African experience; Moipone Jwayi and Motse Khokhoma on the grassroots view; Nazreen Shaik-Peremanov on BRICS and human rights advocacy

3 May (9:00-13:00): Civil Society march, City Hall to King Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre

3 May (13:00-15:00): Ike’s Books, 48A Florida Road (1st fl)

13:00-15:00

Ways forward for research and for upcoming BRICS-related events: 

Patrick Bond, Idah Makukule and all

a)  civil society advocacy work underway in C20 in preparation for the July 3-10 civil society activities at the G20 

b) series of other meetings related to the BRICS in the JulySeptember period leading up to the Xiamen meeting on 3-5 September

c)  preparations for hosting of BRICS in South Africa, 2018

15:00

Closure: Patrick Bond and Idah Makukule

 

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OVERGROW THE SYSTEM

OVERGROW THE SYSTEM

Over Grow the System- 28 April 2017, Mariannhill, Durban

Over Grow the System is a Global uprising at grassroots level, to protect our Seeds and Freedom. We plan to Over Grow the System with knowledge, solutions, tools, truth and inspiration. Together we will be providing solutions to the hijacking of our seeds and polluting of our food, lands, people and ecosystems.

We are sharing knowledge, permaculture solutions, agroecological farming methods; sustainability, seed saving & storing and we encourage the growing and eating of clean wholesome food.

We are highlighting the unjust Seed Laws and the Poison Cartel Monopoly on farms in our beautiful South Africa.

Each location across the globe will be holding various events specific to their struggle and South African locations will be doing the same.

Over Grow the System - Mariannhill, Durban is a counter narrative to the World Economic Forum on Africa taking place in Durban 2-3 May 2017. The objectives of Over Grow the System - Mariannhill, Durban is to rediscover indigenous knowledge, honouring our elders and empowering our youth. And is in support of The People's Economic Forum taking place at the Durban University of Technology, Steve Biko Campus, from the 27th April to 3rd May 2017. The purpose of The People's Economic Forum is to create a free, inclusive, people-friendly space for people to learn and share information and solutions for economic and financial inclusion, empowerment and transformation.

In contrast, the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa which takes place at the International Convention Centre in Durban from 3rd to 5th May 2017 will be attended by about 2 000 carefully selected local and international political and economic elites, by invitation only. At the WEF on Africa, business and political elites will shape policies, make decisions and broker trade deals which will affect all of our lives and futures of the more than 1.2 billion Africans, mostly women, youth and small enterprises who will not be invited to attend WEF on Africa.
 
The People's Economic Forum is a people's response to the multiple crises created by political and economic elites - including the energy, food, water, climate, security, financial, inequality, poverty and corruption - that we all face. 

OVERGROW THE SYSTEM

Seed Freedom & Food Connect | Green Thumb Society Project | Greenpeace Volunteers | Community Connect

Mariannhill Community Centre
Friday 28 April 2017

For more info, contact Delwyn Pillay greendelwyn@gmail.com 

 

PART 1: 10h00 14h00

COMMUNITY ECONOMIC INDABA
Gogo and Youth Teach-ins
Introducing Earth University & the Seed Economy

 

PART 2: 14h00 18h00

SLOW CULTURE FESTIVAL

Seed Play workshop
Food Connect cooking & gardening demos
Art, live music, film screening and storytelling

 

Seed & People Freedom is a counter narrative to the World Economic Forum on Africa taking place in Durban 3-5 May.
… rediscovering indigenous knowledge,  honouring  our elders and  empowering our youth.

 

To register for the event go to: community-economic-indaba-tickets
Facebook events page -www.facebook.com/events/Over Grow the System - Mariannhill, Durban

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SDCEA PROGRAMME

SDCEA PROGRAMME

27th of April | Moderator: Shanice Gomez

09:00 – 11:30

Back of Port, Clairwood area residential area, thriving generational businesses

Karen Read

 

Karen Read has worked with different civil society organisations over the past 30 years. She is currently an independent researcher, facilitator and artist.

Karen will be speaking about small businesses in Clairwood, their importance, also taking into account the Clairwood struggles.

12:00-14:30

Dr Desmond DS’a

 

Desmond D’Sa is the Office Coordinator of SDCEA. He has been involved in SDCEA from its onset, having worked in the chemical industry and understanding the field from a wide variety of perspectives before joining SDCEA.

Desmond will speak to issues such as the Clairwood racecourse, dig out port and touch on the port of Durban berths 203 & 205. In conjunction to this he will speak to civil society struggles, unemployment and socio economical struggles faced in the south Durban. 

15:00-16:30

Ms Vanessa Black

 

Vanessa is an architect by profession; worked at Earthlife Africa Durban for 24 years. Vanessa has a great passion for local organic produce that protects healthy consumption of fruit and vegetables, maintains food security and supports local lives.

Vanessa Black will be speaking on the issues surrounding the Airport Farmers, sustainability, food security, organic vs genetically modified produce, organic food and food security.

Mr Sizwe Shiba

Community activist, leader of the Unemployed people’s movement, committee member of the South Durban Community Environmental Alliance and worked with SDCEA over the past 10 years.

Sizwe will speak to issues on democracy and inequality with regards to land struggles experienced in the south Durban basin.

 


29th of April | Moderator: Noluthando Mbeje

09:00 – 11:30

Energy and it’s impacts on South Africa (Nuclear energy, shifting away from fossil fuels)

Gerard Boyce, David Hallowes, Sizwe Shiba

 

Gerard Boyce is an economist professor at UKZN who is very interested in nuclear energy and will be presenting on the nuclear referendum

David Hallowes is an independent researcher

Sizwe Shiba is a community activist in Umlazi

12:00-14:30

Health in South Durban, cancer registry and People’s Health Movement

Daya Naiker, Dumisane Mvuyana, Camelita, Sandile

 

Daya Naicker is a merebank community member that is fighting cancer.

Camelita is a wentworth cancer survivor

Dumisane Mvuyana is a CANSA volunteer

Sandile is from Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and will be talking on PHM

15:00-16:30

KZN Environmental Network and way forward

Khalid Mather, Snenhlanhla Manqele

 

Khalid and Sne are members of the Kzn network

 


1st of May | Moderator: Bongani Mthembu

09:00 – 11:00

Air Pollution, Environmental & Health  impact

Mr. Siva Chetty; Mr. Wally Menne & Mr. Peter Sutoris

 

Mr. Chetty – former Head City Health department – TALK Air pollution & Health in and around South Durban 

Mr. Menne – Director of Timberwatch – TALK Social and ecological impacts of tree plantations in South Africa & the World

Mr. Sutoris – PhD scholar from Cambridge University in UK – TALK Study on how environmental issues are discussed in government schools in South Africa & India (Looking from outside In)

11:00-11:30

Tea Break 30 minutes

11:30-13:00

Industry Fence line communities:

All speakers will be shearing their experience about residing next to polluting industries.

Mr. Naicker; Mr. Khalid Mather; Mrs. Desiree Bishop & Mrs. Perumal

Mr. Naicker – from Umkomaas, activist & community organizer
Mrs. Perumal - from Merebank, Community activist
Mr. Mather -  from Stanger, young activist & community organizer
Mrs. Bishop - from Wentworth, Community activist & organizer 

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 15:00

How can you be involved on pollution & Health issues & be part of the change makers

Bongani Mthembu and Desmond D’Sa

Mr. Bongani SDCEA GIS & Air quality Officer

Mr. Desmond D’Sa SDCEA Coordinator

How can you be involved on these issues & be part of the change makers

 

 

 

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FREE PEOPLE’S FILM & IDEAS FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

FREE PEOPLE’S FILM & IDEAS FESTIVAL PROGRAMME


 

FILM & IDEA FEST SYNOPSES
THURSDAY 27 APRIL 2017

 


 

MINERS SHOT DOWN

TIME: 10:00-11:45

In August 2012, mineworkers in one of South Africa’s biggest platinum mines began a wildcat strike for better wages. Six days later the police used live ammunition to brutally suppress the strike, killing 34 and injuring many more.

Using the point of view of the Marikana miners, Miners Shot Down follows the strike from day one, showing the courageous but isolated fight waged by a group of low-paid workers against the combined forces of the mining company Lonmin, the ANC government and their allies in the National Union of Mineworkers.

What emerges is collusion at the top, spiralling violence and the country’s first post-apartheid massacre. South Africa will never be the same again.

DIRECTOR: REHAD DESAI
YEAR: 2014
DURATION: 1H26MIN

 


 

(UN)FREEDOM DAY SPECIAL SCREENING

TIME: 12:00-14:15

A special screening of a never before released film on the truth about South Africa’s stolen billions and the conspiracy to cover it up.
A must see film for every South African, especially on (UN)FREEDOM DAY.

DIRECTOR- SECRET
YEAR- SECRET
DURATION- SECRET

FOLLOWED BY A FACILITATED DISCUSSION ON STATE CAPTURE, ITS IMPACT ON ALL OF US AND HOW WE CAN UNCAPTURE SOUTH AFRICA.

 

 


 

FACILITATED DISCUSSION ON STATE CAPTURE

TIME: 12:00-14:15

A facilitated discussion on state capture, its impact on all of us; and how we can uncapture South Africa. This discussion will follow the special (UN)FREEDOM DAY screening


 

MONEY AS DEBT

TIME: 14:30-15:15

Essential viewing on money and the banking system. Money As Debt is a fast-paced and highly entertaining animated feature by artist Paul Grignon. It explains today's magically perverse DEBT-MONEY SYSTEM in terms that are easy to understand.

A popular and accessible introduction to money; how it is created and controlled.

DIR: PAUL GRIGNON
DUR: 45MIN
YEAR: 2006

 


 

4 KEYS TO RADICAL ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION

TIME: 14.30-16.30

YAJ CHETTY is a medical doctor by training with a keen interest in radical economic transformation, especially monetary and tax reform and public banking. He regularly writes and comments on the media on issues of monetary and banking reform.

He was a member of South African New Economics and is currently leads the chapter of First Source Money in Cape Town. Yaj was educated in South Africa, Swaziland and Scotland. Yaj is also an alternative energy entrepreneur

Yaj will screen Money as Debt followed by a presentation and discusses on 4 pillars for radical economic transformation"

  • Land tax
  • Minimum basic income
  • Monetary Reform
  • Public Banks

This discussion follows the MONEY AS DEBT screening

 


 

THE GIANT IS FALLING

TIME: 16:30-18:45

The giant is falling takes a sweeping look at the big political events of recent years that signify the end of an era in South Africa. With declining popularity at the polls and the real possibility of losing the comfortable majority the party has enjoyed for two decades, the big debate in South Africa is whether or not the ANC can recover its reputation as the most respected liberation movement in the world?

Locating the moment when things fell apart as the Marikana Massacre, the film charts the various ways people have collectively responded to the ANC’s failure to deliver on its promises.

Bookmarked by the 2016 Local Elections, The Giant is Falling asks why South Africa, a middle-income country, rich in mineral wealth has failed to address inequality in 22 years of democracy and why the gap between rich and poor is growing.

From the break with the trade unions, to the #FeesMustFall student movement, to the more recent crushing electoral losses at the polls for the ANC, this film provides an unflinching look at the festering sore of inequality that is making the current situation untenable. The question is when the status quo breaks, what will replace it?

DIRECTOR: REHAD DESAI
YEAR: 2016
DURATION: 1H17MIN

 


 

FILM & IDEA FEST SYNOPSES
FRIDAY, 28 APRIL 2017

 


 

INCORRUPTIBLE

TIME: 12:00-14:00

In the Spring of 2011, Senegal was pitched into crisis when President Abdoulaye Wade decided to change the constitution to allow for a third term.

An artist-led youth movement erupted to protect one of Africa' oldest and most stable democracies. In a time where democracy is under siege in many parts of the world, 'Incorruptible' (formerly 'An African Spring') offers a positive, hopeful example while at the same time honestly examining the sustainability of a people's movement, and the role that youth are taking in shaping the future of their own country.

DIRECTORS:      ELIZABETH CHAI VASARHELYI
YEAR:                  2015
DURATION:        1H34MIN

TRAILER: http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi754889241?ref_=ttvi_vi_imdb_1

 

 


 

STEALING AFRICA

TIME-14:30-15:30

Rüschlikon is a village in Switzerland with a very low tax rate and very wealthy residents. But it receives more tax revenue than it can use. This is gely thanks to one resident - Ivan Glasenberg, CEO of Glencore, whose copper mines in Zambia are not generating a large bounty tax revenue for the Zambians.

Zambia has the 3rd largest copper reserves in the world, but 60% of the population live on less than $1 a day and 80% are unemployed.

Based on original research into public documents, the film describes the tax system employed by multinational companies in Africa.

DIRECTOR: CHRISTOFFER GULDBRANDSEN
YEAR: 2013
DURATION: 58 MINUTES

 


 

NOT YET UHURU- WHAT NEXT FOR FEES MUST FALL AND ECONOMIC FREEDOM IN OUR LIFETIME

TIME: 14:30-16:30

FEES MUST FALL leader BONGINKOSI KANYILE who was incarcerated without bail for his role in the student movement for economic justice has just graduated Cum Laude from the Durban University of Technology,

He talks to us about the next phase of the FEES MUST FALL MOVEMENT and the steps for economic and financial freedom in our lifetime.

BONGINKOSI KANYILE was a management student at the Durban University of Technology. He was incarcerated without bail for his role in the student movement for economic justice. He recently graduated Cum Laude.

This discussion follows the Stealing Africa screening

 


 

CAPITALISM A LOVE STORY

TIME: 16.30-18.45

Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story comes home to the issue he's been examining throughout his career: the disastrous impact of corporate dominance on the everyday lives of Americans- and by default, the rest of the world.

But this time the culprit is much bigger than General Motors, and the crime scene far wider than Flint, Michigan. From Middle America, to the halls of power in Washington, to the global financial epicenter in Manhattan, Michael Moore will once again take film goers into uncharted territory. With both humor and outrage, Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story explores a taboo question: What is the price that America pays for its love of capitalism? Years ago, that love seemed so innocent.

Today, however, the American dream is looking more like a nightmare as families pay the price with their jobs, their homes and their savings. What he finds are the all-too-familiar symptoms of a love affair gone astray: lies, abuse, betrayal... and 14,000 jobs being lost every day.

Capitalism: A Love Story is both a culmination of Moore's previous works and a look into what a more hopeful future could look like.

DIRECTOR: MICHAEL MOORE
YEAR: 2009
DURATION: 2H07MIN

 


 

FILM & IDEA FEST SYNOPSES
DATE: SATURDAY, 29 APRIL

 


 

CONFESSIONSOF AN ECONOMIC HITMAN

TIME: 10:00-11:45

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man is based on a book written by John Perkins about his career with as a self-described "economic hit man"- highly-paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. They funnel money from the World Bank, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and other foreign "aid" organizations into the coffers of huge corporations and the pockets of a few wealthy families who control the planet's natural resources.

Their tools included fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder. They play a game as old as empire, but one that has taken on new and terrifying dimensions during this time of globalization.

Perkins' function was to convince the political and financial leadership of underdeveloped countries to accept enormous development loans from institutions like the World Bank and USAID. Saddled with debts they could not hope to pay, those countries were forced to acquiesce to political pressure from the United States on a variety of issues. Perkins contends that developing nations were effectively neutralized politically, had their wealth gaps driven wider and economies crippled.

DIRECTOR: Stelios Kouloglou
YEAR: 2007
DURATION: 1H30MIN

 


 

FOUR HORSEMEN

TIME: 12:00-14:15

 This is not a religious documentary, but the disaster it outlines is almost biblical in its scope. The four horsemen of the title refers to US-led financial wrongdoings, escalating violence, deplorable conditions of poverty, and looming environmental catastrophe.

The film contends that the driving force behind this doomsday plot is the new morality in America: money. The country has gone far afield from a true free market system where wealth is shared and benefits all. Capitalism may be on the brink of extinction. Today, in the midst of massive deregulation and corporate greed, the country's financial institutions are operating only in their own self-interests. Politicians are owned by corporations, and the wars they wage are merely vehicles to drive profits.

In the film's estimation, the real threat lies with an American public that generally accepts the misinformation they're fed without question or protest. Millions have lost their homes and life savings, and their children are being killed in unnecessary wars. Are the American people fearful of taking a stand, or simply not understanding of the complexities at play? Whatever the reason, Four Horsemen hopes to educate this audience, rally their collective outcry, and inspire a movement for change.

DIRECTOR: RICHARD ASHCROFT
YEAR: 2012
DURATION: 1H37MIN

 


 

HOW BANKS CREATE MONEY OUT OF NOTHING

TIME: 14:30-16:30

 

Redge Nkosi explains the truth about banks and money creation; how banks create money out of nothing; and how we can have our own publically owned banks. This is the most important truth about money that we all need to know and understand- how it is created and who controls it.

Redge Nkosi is the founder of First Source Money and The South African Public Banking Forum. He is also a member of the steering committee of the International Movement for Monetary Reform and a researcher, policy adviser, strategist and advocate for monetary reform and public banking.

 


 

KALUSHI: THE STORY OF SOLOMON MAHLANGU

TIME: 16.30-18.45

It is the height of apartheid, and Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu is a 19-year-old hawker from the streets of Mamelodi. After a brutal beating at the hands of the police, he goes into exile to join the liberation movement.

After undergoing military training in Angola, he is joined by friend and comrade Mondy who, in a heated incident, loses control and ends up shooting two innocent people in downtown Johannesburg.

While Mondy is severely beaten and tortured, Kalushi faces a daunting trial in which the State seeks the highest punishment – death by hanging.

DIRECTOR: MANDLA DUBE
YEAR: 2017
DURATION: 1H05MIN

 


 

FILM & IDEA FEST SYNOPSES
SUNDAY, APRIL 2017

 


 

THE END OF POVERTY?

TIME:12:00-14:15

Global poverty did not just happen. It began with military conquest, slavery and colonization that resulted in the seizure of land, minerals and forced labor. Today, the problem persists because of unfair debt, trade and tax policies -- in other words, wealthy countries taking advantage of poor, developing countries.

Renowned actor and activist, Martin Sheen, narrates The End of Poverty?, a feature-length documentary directed by award-winning director, Philippe Diaz, which explains how today's financial crisis is a direct consequence of these unchallenged policies that have lasted centuries. Consider that 20% of the planet's population uses 80% of its resources and consumes 30% more than the planet can regenerate. To maintain our lifestyle means more and more people will sink into poverty.

Filmed in the slums of Africa and the barrios of Latin America, The End of Poverty? features expert insights from: Nobel prize winners in Economics, Amartya Sen and Joseph Stiglitz; acclaimed authors Susan George, Eric Toussaint, John Perkins, Chalmers Johnson; university professors William Easterly and Michael Watts; government ministers such as Bolivia's Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera and the leaders of social movements in Brazil, Venezuela, Kenya and Tanzania. Can we really end poverty within our current economic system? Think again.

DIRECTOR:        PHILIPPE DIAZ
YEAR:                  2008
DURATION:        1H46MIN

 


 

THE YES MEN ARE REVOLTING

TIME: 14:30-15:45

The further adventures of Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno — not that those are necessarily their real names — are chronicled in “The Yes Men Are Revolting”- the last of the infamously famous trilogy of films that expose global corporations through absurd staging of pranks and concoction of fake news.

The prankster activists, gonzo film-makers here turn their imaginative shaming schemes toward those corporations and governments doing little to address (when they’re not actively enabling) the escalating global-warming crisis.

Co-directed with Laura Nix, the duo’s follow-up to “The Yes Men” (2003) and “The Yes Men Fix the World” (2009) is another entertaining, hilarious and provocative mix of agitpop, pranksterism and autobiography that expands on the prior films’ success on the fest circuit worldwide.

DIRECTORS: ANDY BICHLBAUM, MIKE BONANNO, LAURA NIX
YEAR: 2014
DURATION: 1H31MIN

 


 

CUBA, AN AFRICAN ODYSSEY

TIME: 16:30-18:45

Jihan El Tahri’s 2007 documentary “CUBA! AFRICA! REVOLUTION!” (aka “Cuba, an African Odyssey”) tells the previously untold story of Cuba’s support for African revolutions. This documentary unravels the story of the so-called Cold War, through the prism of its least known arena: Africa. Against colonialism, capitalism, and communism, the newly independent nations attempted for the first time to gain real control of their own countries. From Che Guevara's military campaign to avenge Lumumba in the Congo, up to the fall of apartheid in South Africa, 300,000 Cubans fought alongside African revolutionaries.

From the tragicomic epic of Che Guevara in Congo, to the triumph at the battle of Cuito Carnavale in Angola, Cuba: An African Odyssey attempts to understand the world today through the saga of these internationalists who won every battle, but finally lost the war.

ALT. NAME: CUBA! AFRICA! REVOLUTION!

DIRECTOR: JIHAN EL-TAHRI
YEAR: 2007
DURATION: 1H58MIN

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