Legendary American artist and Human Rights activist Harry Belafonte has confirmed that he will be the keynote speaker at the launch of the Human Bondage (Slavery) Project at Input 2008, which runs in May in Johannesburg.
The singer, film star and UN Goodwill Ambassador will join other dignitaries on the platform for this Special Session that includes South Africa’s High Commissioner in London, Lindiwe Mabuza and James Counts Early of Washington’s Smithsonian Institution. Mabuza is the Patron of the Human Bondage Project.
The Human Bondage Project is a pan African drama and documentary co-production with the assistance of UNESCO. It is positioned as the first TV stories of slavery told from an African perspective.
Input is the annual global screening conference which showcases the best public service television programmes in the world. Every year it attracts over 1,000 television professionals. This is the first time the event has been organised as a continental initiative.
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