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Kalushi (New York Premiere)
May 6, 8:30 pm
Director: Mandla Dube
Country: South Africa
Running Time: 110 min.
Language: English, Afrikaans, and Tsotsi-taal with English subtitles
Kalushi is a true story about Solomon Mahlangu, a 19-year-old hawker from the streets of Mamelodi, a ghetto township outside Pretoria, South Africa. After being brutally beaten by police during the 1976 Soweto uprisings, he goes into exile and joins the liberation movement; a series of violent events lead Mahlangu on a journey that culminates in his being forced to stand trial for his life, using the courtroom as his final battlefield. A hero of the struggle against apartheid, Mahlangu would become an international icon of South Africa’s liberation.
(Q&A with Thabo Rametsi, Pearl Thusi)
Also screening Tuesday, May 9, 3:30pm