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Sembène Film Festival: Mapantsula (South Africa) 

When: Mon., Jan. 21, 7-9 p.m.
Phone: 412-435-1110
Email: rsvp@cityofasylumpittsburgh.org
Price: Free, but RSVP is Required.
www.alphabetcity.org/events/sembene-film-festival-mapantsula
Mapantsula tells the story of Panic, a petty gangster who inevitably becomes caught up in the growing anti-apartheid struggle and he has to choose between individual gain and a united stand against the system. Mapantsula will give viewers an insider’s tour of township life and a foretaste of the vibrant popular cinema promised by the new, democratic South Africa. Mapantsula was the first anti-apartheid feature film by, for and about black South Africans. Filmed inside Soweto, scored to the urban beat of “Township Jive,” Mapantsula has been called a South African ‘The Harder They Come.’
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