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FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

Uprize!

Dir. Sifiso Khanyile

On the morning of 16 June 1976, a group of school children in Soweto gathered peacefully to protest the mandatory inclusion of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction. By nightfall over 200 of them lay dead, mowed down by Apartheid armed forces. Forty years later, this film looks at the world that made these kids, and how in the absence of political leadership, they stood up to the might of an oppressive state. Speaking to artists, writers, musicians, teachers that inspired them, and some of the former student leaders themselves, we get a glimpse into 1970s South Africa and the cost of the fight for quality education and freedom. Especially relevant forty years later as university students once again take to the streets to fight the post-apartheid government on the issue of free quality education.

Philadelphia Premiere








58 min.

South Africa

2016

Screens with:

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SHORT NARRATIVE

Happy Birthday Marsha!

Dir. Reina Gossett and Sasha Wortzel • United States, 2017, 14 min.

Happy Birthday, Marsha! is a film about iconic transgender artist and activist, Marsha “Pay it No Mind” Johnson and her life in the hours before she ignited the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City.

Philadelphia Premiere