Robben Island began as a place of banishment for social outcasts and in the 1960s it was turned into a notorious high security prison for political prisoners who opposed the apartheid regime. The film reveals the great courage of some of its prisoners, who survived despite unimaginable physical and emotional suffering. We hear remarkable personal accounts from those sentenced to a lifetime on Robben Island, including Mandela, Sisulu, and Mbeki, who managed to transform a seemingly hopeless situation into a positive experience. A story of the triumph of freedom and dignity over repression and humiliation.
Part of Double Bill: Voices From Robben Island + Have You Seen Drum Recently
Dir: Jurgen Schadeberg
Date: Sat 1 October, 2005
Price: TICKETS NO LONGER AVAILABLEThere are currently no screenings of this film.