Monthly Archives: September 2012

Dear Mandela: A Film by Dara Kell and Christopher Nizza

09/07/2012
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Elebash Recital Hall
Dear Mandela is the remarkable story of Abahlali BaseMjondolo – Zulu for ‘people of the shacks - the largest movement of the poor to emerge in post-apartheid South Africa. Dear Mandela was awarded the 'Best South African Documentary' prize after its World Premiere at the Durban International Film Festival, and top prize, the 'Grand Chameleon Award', at its US premiere at the Brooklyn Film Festival. [read more»]

Black Mamba Boy: Reading and discussion with Nadifa Mohamed

09/25/2012
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Martin E. Segal Theatre
Aden,1935; a city vibrant, alive, and full of hidden dangers. And home to Jama, a ten year-old boy. But then his mother dies unexpectedly and he finds himself alone in the world. Jama is forced home to his native Somalia, the land of his nomadic ancestors. War is on the horizon and the fascist Italian forces who control parts of East Africa are preparing for battle. Yet Jama cannot rest until he discovers whether his father, who has been absent from his life since he was a baby, is alive somewhere. [read more»]