Kissinger film screens at Origins Centre


On Tuesday 21 February the Origins Centre at Wits University will show the National Geographic Channel documentary, Kissinger.

Henry Kissinger is a former secretary of state of America and a former national security advisor.

In this two-hour film the 88-year-old Nobel Laureate defiantly reflects on his time in the administration of two American presidents (Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford). He explains US decisions and actions taken in Vietnam, Cambodia, the Soviet Union, China and Chile.

One of the most controversial figures of the 20th century, Kissinger addresses his critics but makes no apologies. “For better or worse,’ he comments, “the main strategic decisions, they reflected my convictions. And I certainly would go that same direction again.’

The film will be introduced by J Brooks Spector, a 30-year veteran of the American Foreign Service who has served in numerous overseas countries. Spector is a writer and commentator on international affairs and is also Associate Editor of the online publication, The Daily Maverick.

Date: Tuesday 21 February 2012
Venue: Origins Centre
Time: 6pm for 6.30pm
Cost: R50/R40 Wits students and staff
Bookings essential:


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