Monday, August 22 at 10:00 p.m.
– The Untold Story Of Robert Kennedyís 1966 Visit To Apartheid South Africa –
RFK IN THE LAND OF APARTHEID: A Ripple of Hope tells the little-known story of Robert Kennedy's 1966 visit to South Africa during the worst years of apartheid. “A remarkable gem! This is a film that was begging to be made,” said the Encounters International Documentary Film Festival.
Featuring never before seen archival footage, and interviews in South Africa and the United States, filmmakers Larry Shore and Tami Gold tell the little-known story of Senator Robert Kennedy’s influential June 1966 visit to South Africa during the worst years of Apartheid. The film is a unique portrait of Senator Kennedy in action at an important moment in American and South African history. The filmmakers explore the visit through the sights and sounds of present day South Africa.
Robert Kennedy’s visit gave opponents of Apartheid - both black and white - hope and courage to challenge the Apartheid system at a time when they felt isolated and few in the outside world knew what was happening in South Africa. The film evokes the connections between the struggle for racial equality in the United States and South Africa.
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