Northwestern University

Wed 6:00 PM

Red Dust Film Screening

When: Wednesday, May 7, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:15 PM  

Where: University Library, Forum Room 2nd Fl, 1970 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Esmeralda Kale   847.491.3941

Group: University Libraries

Program of African Studies

Category: Multicultural & Diversity


Directed by Tom Hooper
110 minutes

The South African lawyer Sarah Barcant travels from New York back to her hometown to represent the member of the Parliament Alex Mpondo in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission since torturer police officer Dirk Hendricks has made an application for amnesty.

The parents of Steve Sizela request Sarah to represent them also since their son that was arrested with Mpondo but has gone missing. Hendricks uses one break in the trial to threaten Mpondo, promising to destroy his political career telling that he was a traitor. But Mpondo, who is a man traumatized with the torture, anticipates and tells what has happened to Steve Sizela and him in the hands of Hendricks and his superior Piet Müller. Will the remains of Steve be fo

Popcorn and soft drinks will be served. Moderated discussion to follow the screening.


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