Net als tijdens achterliggende jaren zal het Filmhuis, in samenwerking met THAF en iAfrica in de maand juni enkele thema filmavonden organiseren. Onderstaande trailers van twee primeurs van iAfrica zullen te zien zijn. KALUSHI, is het waargebeurde verhaal van de 19-jarige venter Solomon Mahlangu uit een township buiten Pretoria en een onsterfelijke held en een internationaal icoon van de Soweto opstand in 16 juni 1976. BURNIKABE RISING uit Burkina Faso is een film vol positieve energie die de kracht van mensen laat zien. De exacte data van de voorstellingen worden binnenkort bekendgemaakt.
KALUSHI is a true story about a nineteen-year-old hawker, SOLOMON MAHLANGU from the streets of Mamelodi a ghetto township outside Pretoria in South Africa. He is brutally beaten by police. Kalushi goes into exile following the 1976 Soweto uprisings to join the liberation movement. He returns from military training in Angola en route to their mission, his friend and comrade, Mondi, loses control and shoots two innocent people on Goch Street in Johannesburg. Mondi is severely beaten & tortured; Kalushi is forced to stand trial under the common purpose doctrine. The state seeks the highest punishment from the court, DEATH by HANGING. Kalushi has his back against the wall and uses the courtroom as a final battlefield. His sacrifice immortalizes him into a hero of the struggle and an international icon of June 16, 1976.
A film that celebrates the power of the people! This amazing positive energy comes from the small, landlocked country in West Africa: BURKINA FASO. Burkinabé Rising, a new documentary from Cultures of Resistance Films, showcases creative nonviolent resistance in Burkina Faso. A small, landlocked country in West Africa, Burkina Faso is home to a vibrant community of artists and engaged citizens, who provide an example of the type of political change that can be achieved when people come together. It is an inspiration, not only to the rest of Africa but also to the rest of the world.
Through music, film, ecology, visual art, and architecture, the people featured in this film are carrying on the revolutionary spirit of Thomas Sankara. After assuming the presidency in 1983, Sankara was killed in a 1987 coup d'état led by his friend and close advisor Blaise Compaoré, who subsequently ruled the country as an autocrat for twenty-seven years. In October 2014 a massive popular insurrection led to his removal. Today, the spirit of resistance is mightier than ever in Burkina Faso.