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Pan-African Film Series – “Winnie”
August 8 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm MDT
Greetings all, we had hoped to do an in-person socially distanced screening this month, but given how COVID-19 cases are rising in New Mexico we no longer feel it would be responsible to do so. The #PanAfricanFilmSeries will again be virtual this coming Saturday at 2PM MT.
Join us for a special Pan-African Women’s Day edition of the #PanAfricanFilmSeries where we’ll be screening Winnie – a documentary about the revolutionary life of Winnie Mandela, heroine of the struggle against settler-colonialism, capitalism, and apartheid and for national liberation in Azania (South Africa).
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**About the movie:**
“Most globally known as the wife of Nelson Mandela, the overshadowed Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is one of the most misunderstood and intriguing of contemporary female political figures. Her rise and seeming fall from grace in South Africa bear the hallmarks of epic tragedy. For the first time on screen, Winnie explores her life and contribution to the struggle to bring down apartheid from the inside, with intimate insight from Winnie herself, those who were closest to her and the enemies who sought to extinguish her radical capacity to shake up the order of things.” from PBS Independent Lens.
**About Pan-African Women’s Day**
We are presenting this film as part of our commemoration of Pan-African Women’s Day. Pan-African Women’s Day (PAWD) is held annually across the world to celebrate the first Pan-African Women’s Conference and the creation of the Pan-African Women’s Organization (PAWO) in 1962 in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.
African women make up 51% of the African family world-wide and we know that they have been responsible for many victories throughout the years against our oppressors, as the foundation for raising families and have served as the bedrock for entire communities. With this being the case, we believe that it is important that we celebrate the lives and victories of African/Black women worldwide on Pan-African Women’s Day