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|Benefit Screening for Durban Kennedy 5 Housing Activist Group|
|Date||Sunday May 20|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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|522 Valencia St/16th St. 3rd Floor|
|Organizer/Author||Labor Video Project|
Special film showing and discussion
The Durban Kennedy 5 Housing Activist Group
Breyani and The Councillor
South Africa 2006 (26 min.)
By Sally Giles & Fazel Khan
This film is about the South Africa shackdwellers'
movement (description below).
Sunday, May 20, 2007
522 Valencia Street/16th St.
Please spread the word!
This film shows the struggle for decent housing and
jobs in a township in Durban. The residents begin to
struggle for justice and are met with repression.
After democracy was won in South Africa in 1994, a
promise by the new ANC government was to deliver
housing to the poorest of the poor. Delivery on this
promise has been slow with large shacklands still very
much a part of South African life. Twelve years later,
loyal and patient shackdwellers all over the country
are mobilising against what they perceive to be a new
The shackdwellers movement's –Abahlali base Mjondolo
evolved in Durban, a city on the east coast of South
Africa. It incorporates various informal shacklands in
and around the city. Using the might of their united
numbers, Abahlali is mobilising against slow delivery
and relocations planned by Municipal councillors.
Their struggle is ongoing.
The documentary film, (originally 3 different films)
was shot specifically for viewing by the communities
on a non-professional Sony digital handycam. They were
shot in the lead up to and during protest marches,
quickly edited, then screened outdoors in the
different informal settlements using a generator,
portable screen and data projector.
Visual representations of the unacceptable conditions
motivated them to mobilise as a collective around a
stand of "Enough is enough".
For further information check out:
For an audio interview go to
Labor Video Project
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