Date: April 29, 2014 7:00 – 9:00PM
Venue: BloomBars, 3222 11th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010
Suggested Donation: $10.00
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of South Africa’s first non-racial democratic election TransAfrica and BloomScreen present the film Zulu Love Letter by Ramadan Suleman (2004, 100 min, in English and Zulu with English subtitles)—a film that begins to recognize “the sacrifice made by so many, not just the deaths and torture, but the loss of personal lives, education, careers and innocence.” (Source: California Newsreel)
Thandeka, a young black journalist, lives in fear of Johannesburg’s past. She’s so troubled that she can’t work, and her relationship with Mangi, her 13-year-old deaf daughter, goes from bad to worse. One day Me’Tau, an elderly woman, arrives at the newspaper’s office. Ten years earlier, Thandeka witnessed the murder of Me’Tau’s daughter, Dineo, by the secret police. Me’Tau wants Thandeka to find the murderers and Dineo’s body so that the girl can be buried in accordance with tradition. What Me’Tau could not know is that Thandeka has already paid for her knowledge, for having dared stand up to the apartheid system run by the whites. Meanwhile, Mangi secretly prepares a Zulu love letter, four embroidered images representing solitude, loss, hope, and love, as a final gesture towards her mother so that she will not give up the fight. (In English and Zulu with English subtitles). (Source: California Newsreel)
Our screening will be followed by a discussion hosted by Mwiza Munthali, the Public Outreach Director of TransAfrica.
Suggested donation: $10.00.
Free popcorn and refreshments provided.
Proceeds will benefit both TransAfrica and BloomBars. Your support of TransAfrica will help amplify the voice of millions of people in Africa and throughout the Diaspora. Gifts to BloomBars helps support its programs and work in the community.