November Freedom Flicks: Soft Vengeance


Add to My Calendar Sunday, November 16, 2014 12:00am


Freedom Flicks will partner with DOC NYC on November 16th to screen the award-winning documentary Soft Vengeance.

SOFT VENGEANCE is a film about Albie Sachs, a lawyer, writer, art lover and freedom fighter, set against the dramatic events leading to the overthrow of the apartheid regime in South Africa. Shining a spotlight on Albie’s story provides a prysm through which to view the challenges faced by those unable to tolerate a society founded on principles of slavery and disempowerment of South Africa’s majority black population. As a young man, Albie defended those committed to ending apartheid in South Africa. For his actions as a lawyer, he was imprisoned in solitary confinement in Cape Town, tortured through sleep deprivation and forced into exile. In 1988 he was blown up by a car bomb set by the South African security forces in Maputo, Mozambique, which cost him his right arm and the sight of one eye. He survived and after a year of rehabilitation in England, he recovered.  Returning to South Africa following the release of Nelson Mandela, Albie helped write the new Constitution and was then appointed as one of the first 11 judges to the new Constitutional Court, which for the past 20 years has been ensuring that the rights of all South Africans are afforded protection.

What: Film Screening and Panel discussion of Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa
When: Sunday, 11/16 at 4:45 p.m.
Where: SVA Theater, 333 West 23rd Street
Who: Albie Sachs and director, Abby Ginzberg will answer questions after the film screening
RSVP : To purchase tickets, please visit DOC NYC's website here.

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October 20, 2014