Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa, an award-
winning documentary which tells the story of Constitutional Court Judge and
author Albie Sachs, and The Other Man: FW De Klerk and The End of
Apartheid, which features South Africa’s former president, will screen as part
of the Durban International Film Festival. The festival takes place from 17 to 27
July at a number of venues in KwaZulu Natal and will host a wide selection of
both local and international films.
Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa takes audiences
on a journey spanning from Sach’s first arrest when he took part in a defiance
campaign during the struggle, to his role as a Constitutional Court judge. The
film presents archive material and interviews with Dennis Goldberg, Ben Turok,
Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi amongst others and is
set against the dramatic events which lead to the abolishment the apartheid
regime in South Africa.
Directed by Abby Ginzberg, Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South
Africa will screen on Saturday 19 July at the Suncoast Theatre at 13h45 and
on Monday 21 July at 17h45 at the Musgrave Theatre. Sachs and Ginzberg will
be in attendance for questions and discussions following both screenings.
View the Soft
Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa trailer.
The Other Man: FW De Klerk and The End of Apartheid features discussions with
De Klerk, South Africa’s last president from the white apartheid-era who, in less
than four years, went from being Mandela’s jailor to his deputy president. The
film also includes in-depth, exclusive interviews with Thabo Mbeki (former
president of SA), Roelf Meyer, Leon Wessels (former minister of the De Klerk
cabinet), Albie Sachs (anti-apartheid activist and former judge on the
Constitutional Court of South Africa), Mathews Phosa (former ANC Treasurer
General and former anti-apartheid activist), Yasmin Sooka (former commissioner
of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission), Richard Goldstone (headed the
Goldstone Commission investigations into political violence in SA), and many
other prominent figures who played an important role in pre- and post-apartheid
Directed by Nicolas Rossier, the film is a co-production between the US and
South Africa and was produced by Baraka Productions in New York and Naashon
Zalk Media in Cape Town. It screens on Saturday 19 July at 20h45 at the
Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre and on Monday 21 July at 16h00 at the Southern
Sun Elangeni hotel.
View the The
Other Man: FW De Klerk and The End of Apartheid trailer.