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World Bank Africa Film Series: 28Up South Africa

The World Bank Africa Region

Thursday, December 11, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

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The World Bank Africa Region presents "28 Up: South Africa", a film by Angus Gibson and Jemma Jupp. The film follows the personal journeys of a diverse range of young South Africans who were born into the apartheid era, filming them every seven years as they grow up through the country's dramatic political changes.

Chosen from separate communities, the six characters of “28 Up: South Africa” have had starkly differing life experiences. They are black, white, rich and poor. Luyanda and Andiswa are from a notorious township outside Cape Town, Katlego’s life is among the hipsters of Johannesburg, Lizette lives in the coal-mining town, Witbank, while Olwethu tries to make the best of the rural area her husband has taken her to live in. Meanwhile, farm boy Willem Alberts has become a household name, playing rugby for his country.

Family, money, religion, race and identity, and the very surprising nature of life and love are just a few of the themes underpinning the stories of these 28-year-old South Africans. 

"28 Up: South Africa" is the fourth installment of the famous "Up" series which has been following the lives of these young South Africans from the age of seven. 


Angus Gibson, Renowned South African Director and Creator of UP: South Africa

Benedict Carton, Associate Professor, George Mason University Department of History & Art History

Dingani Mthethwa, Oral Historian, Virginia Commonwealth University, School of World Studies  

Wine and cheese reception starts at 5 pm. Film screening starts at 6 pm. Discussion starts at 7.30 pm.

Registration is required. Please bring valid ID to present at the registration table.

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The World Bank, Preston Auditorium
1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006

Thursday, December 11, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

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