Soft Vengeance

Wed 5 Nov| 18:30| Hackney Picturehouse

Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs & the New South Africa [DOC] UK PREMIERE

Dir. Abby Ginzberg.
South Africa/USA. 2014. 84min. Colour. English.

Albie Sachs, a lawyer, writer, art lover and freedom fighter, finally has his inspiring story told on film. Set against the dramatic events leading to the overthrow of the apartheid regime in South Africa, Soft Vengeance provides a comprehensive overview of the brave sacrifices made by Sachs and other key members of the freedom struggle. Infused with the uplifting voice of the man himself, Abby Ginzberg’s documentary is a testament to the integrity of the fight for a New South Africa and a world of peace. An emotive film that recognizes the power and endurance of the human spirit at its best.

+ Johannesburg: Berea

Dir. Vincent Moloi
2013. 13min. Colour. English.

Long after his friends and family have moved on, Jewish pensioner Aaron Zukerman remains in his inner-city apartment, his world receding while the city envelopes his memories and happiness. His only focus is on weekly meetings with a kindly prostitute. When she is unexpectedly replaced, a chain of events are set in motion that inspire Aaron to revaluate his place in the world. Berea is a gentle, elegiac sonnet to the power of reinvention in the face of rapid urbanization.

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Screening as part of South Africa at 20: The Freedom Tour