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Time: 5.00pm - 6.50pm
Venue: Room 0003, John Galsworthy Building, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
This event is part of the Human Rights Festival 2019, hosted by Kingston University's Centre for Human Rights, Solidarity and Practice and the Department of Politics. Click here to find out more about the Human Rights Festival and see the full listing of events.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is famous as the wife of Nelson Mandela, the leader of the ANC who was imprisoned by the apartheid regime for 27 years, who then negotiated a transition to majority rule and was South Africa's first democratically elected president.
The film highlights Winnie as a liberation activist and leader of the mass movement in her own right, it shows her incredible resistance and pivotal role in connecting the internal movement, especially the youth, with the banned ANC's underground structures. It gives her perspective on the controversial break with Mandela and the killing of Stompie Seipei.
The film raises troubling questions concerning why Winnie was really ditched, for being too radical in the end game of apartheid, for wanting more than the limited transition that has left many of the power structures intact.
The film will be introduced by Dr Andy Higginbottom; connecting it with Britain's role at this crucial moment of transition. We will also hear an initial commentary from African and black students from within Kingston's Department of Politics, leading into open discussion. We are hopeful that the film maker will participate in the event – however this is still to be confirmed.
For further details about the festival contact Hannah Miller.
Booking is essential to attend this event.
For further information about this event:
Contact: Andy Higginbottom
Directions to Room 0003, John Galsworthy Building, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE: