scene from Dear Mandela

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FREE screenings of social justice films and intimate conversations with leading filmmakers.

Dara Kell & Christopher Nizza: Dear Mandela
Tuesday, April 1 at 7:00
AtriumFlix
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

When their shantytowns are threatened with mass eviction, three “young lions” of South Africa’s new generation rise from the shacks and take their government to the highest court in the land, putting the promises of democracy to the test. Filmmakers Dara Kell and Christopher Nizza’s Dear Mandela offers a fascinating portrait of South Africa coming of age and a new perspective on the role that young people can play in political change. Before the screening, listen to a conversation with the filmmakers, followed by a performance by Uhadi: All-Stars of Johannesburg Jazz, featuring Sibongile Khumalo, Africa’s First Lady of Song.

Schedule
7:00: Introduction by Thurgood Marshall, Jr.
7:15: Sibongile Khumalo, live performance
7:30: Conversation with Dara Kell, Christopher Nizza, and Sibongile Khumalo
8:00: Screening of Dear Mandela

Uhadi: All-Stars of Johannesburg Jazz, featuring Sibongile Khumalo
McCoy Mrubata, music director and saxophone
Sibongile Khumalo, vocals and violin
Feya Faku, trumpet
Paul Hanmer, piano
Herbie Tsoaeli, bass
Justin Badenhorst, drums

Presented in collaboration with the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

Sibongile Khumalo's appearance at JustFilms at AtriumFlix is in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center.


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Major funding provided by Just Films Ford Foundation