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Sat, 25 May



Mapantsula+ Recorded Q&A

Panic is a small-time hood who believes he sees all the angles. But he is soon in the web of the authorities, pushed to betray the revolutionaries fighting for change.

Mapantsula+ Recorded Q&A
Mapantsula+ Recorded Q&A

Time & Location

25 May 2024, 14:00 – 15:50

Cardiff, Chapter Arts Centre, Market Rd, Cardiff CF5 1QE, UK

About the Screening

South Africa | 1988 | 103’ | 15 | Oliver Schmitz | Zulu, Sotho, Afrikaans with English subtitles | Thomas Mogotlane

More than a gripping crime story, Mapantsula is  an almost miraculous opportunity to understand South Africa from within  during its struggle for freedom, centred on the choices offered to  Panic by a system set out to dehumanise him. Radical, vital, humane and  unvarnished, this is a classic of guerrilla filmmaking produced under  extreme censorship whilst evading the authorities. This rare  anti-apartheid feature film marks the 30th anniversary of South African  Freedom Day in 2024.

+ Q&A with actor Thomas Magotlane after the film

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