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Sembène Film Festival- Mapantusula

By January 21, 2019 No Comments
Mon-Jan-21-2019 at 7:00 pm

City of Asylum @ Alphabet City

Mapantsula tells the story of Panic, a petty gangster who inevitably becomes caught up in the growing anti-apartheid struggle and he has to choose between individual gain and a united stand against the system.  Mapantsula will give viewers an insider’s tour of township life and a foretaste of the vibrant popular cinema promised by the new, democratic South Africa.

Mapantsula was the first anti-apartheid feature film by, for and about black South Africans. Filmed inside Soweto, scored to the urban beat of “Township Jive,” Mapantsula has been called a South African ‘The Harder They Come.’  Thomas Mogotlane, who co-wrote Mapantsula, stars as the main character Panic.

City of Asylum @ Alphabet City

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