Aug. 23

10:00 AM

Feature Documentary

A New Country

Dir. Sifiso Khanyile

25 years after its birth as a democratic country, South Africa remains the most unequal society in the world according to the World Bank. Have South Africans created a situation that is so complex that even a nation heralded for a peaceful transition to democracy, cannot untangle the problem?

U.S. Premiere

60 min.

South Africa, 2020

Screens with:


We Are Free Because of Harriet Tubman

Dir. Nadine M. Patterson
5 mins, United States, 2019

This lyrical film is a meditation on resistance, nature, and history. Prof. Sonia Sanchez’s Haiku speaks to us today as many in America struggle to find their own liberation. The other text, contributed by filmmakers Marlene and Nadine Patterson, is a list of enslaved Africans Tubman freed.

Philadelphia Premiere