‘Roadmap to Apartheid’ (90 mins, 2012) Directed by South African Ana Nogueira nd Israeli Eron Davidson.
Tuesday 29th April
doors 7.00, start 7.30
at Passing Clouds 1 Richmond Road Dalston E8 4AA
Suggested donation £3
This film is both an astute work of political analysis and a gripping historical account of the human cost of regimes of ethnic separation. In ‘Roadmap to Apartheid‘ striking parallels emerge in accounts of the rise and implementation of the Apartheid system in South Africa and the systematic segregation and oppression of Palestinians in Israel. Narrated by Alice Walker (author of The Color Purple), the film interweaves archive footage from South Africa and Israel/Palestine, with interviewees from both countries considering why the Apartheid analogy is so important for understanding the Israeli context. While the film presents a stark picture of the present within Israel and the territories it controls, it also offers hope by looking to the peace that South Africa eventually found. Timely and powerful.