World Bank Africa Film Series: 28Up South Africa
Thursday, December 11, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The World Bank Africa Region presents "28Up: 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 “28Up: South Africa” have had starkly differing life experiences. They are black, white, rich and poor and every seven years they have taken viewers into their lives. 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 makes 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.
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.
For more information about The World Bank Africa Film Series, please visit: www.worldbank.org/africa/filmseries