May
7
Wed 6:00 PM

Red Dust Film Screening

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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
Costs: - Free
Contact: Esmeralda Kale   18474913941  
Group: University Library
Co-sponsor(s): 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.