FILM: Standing On Their Shoulders

With introduction by the Director, Xoliswa Sithole

Celebrated South African filmmaker, Xoliswa Sithole, takes us on a historical journey through time in this award-winning documentary that connects female resistance movements in South Africa. The starting point of the documentary is August 9, 1956, which marks the day that 20,000 women marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria in protest against the dehumanizing apartheid law that required all Africans to carry a pass. “You have touched a woman, you have struck a rock,” they chanted, a mantra which has continued to stand as testimony to the resilience of many remarkable South African female activists, including Lilian Ngoyi, Helen Joseph and Albertina Sisulu.

The screening will be followed by a Q & A session with the Director, Xoliswa Sithole. 

Documentary/South Africa/English/70 minutes/2018

Producer and Director: Xoliswa Sithole

DATE Tue, 12 November
TIME 12:30 - 14:00 EAT
Event type Lightning Sessions