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Film: "From Soweto to Berkeley"
Date Sunday March 31
Time 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorSteve Jacobson
Emailsjjacobson [at]
Location Details
Redwood Gardens Community Room 2951 Derby Street, Berkeley
From Soweto to Berkeley, an important, seldom-seen documentary, made in 1987 by Scott Wiseman, about the massive, militant anti-Apartheid movement at U.C. Berkeley in 1985-86 that succeeded in getting the University to divest its holdings in companies doing business with South Africa.
When Nelson Mandela spoke at the Oakland Coliseum on 30 June 1990, he thanked specifically both ILWU Local 10 and the movement at U.C. Berkeley for their contribution to the struggle that had led to his release a few months earlier and the beginning of the end of apartheid in South Africa. Mandela's Oakland speech can be seen on YouTube:
Part 1, Part 2
The references to the Bay Area solidarity actions are near the start of Part 2.
The film is 50 minutes long and will be followed by discussion. People who were participants in the struggle are especially encouraged to attend and share their recollections.
Added to the calendar on Saturday Mar 30th, 2019 4:58 PM

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