Film – Roadmap to Apartheid

 

Join us at 6pm to watch Roadmap to Apartheid.

In this award-winning documentary, the first-time directors take a detailed look at the apartheid analogy commonly used to describe the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Narrated by Alice Walker (author of The Color Purple), Roadmap to Apartheid is as much a historical document of the rise and fall of apartheid in South Africa, as it is a film about why many Palestinians feel they are living in an apartheid system today, and why an increasing number of people around the world agree with them.

While not perfect, the apartheid analogy is a useful framework by which to educate people on the complex issues facing Israelis and Palestinians. Our film delves into those issues, comparing the many similar laws and tools used by bothIsraeland apartheid-eraSouth Africa. The audience will see what life is like for Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and insideIsraelwhile gaining a deeper understanding of the conflict with the help of respected analysts on the subject. Combined with archival material and anecdotes from South Africans, the film forms a complete picture as to why the analogy is being used with increasing frequency and potency.

Eddie Makue from the South African Council of Churches says in the flim:

What I experienced there was such a crude reminder of our painful past in apartheidSouth Africa. We were largely controlled in the same way. …….. these parallels with Israel pained me severely.

Read more about the film in South Africa’s Mail & Guardian  or watch the trailer for the film here 

2 Responses to Film – Roadmap to Apartheid

  1. maggie santone says:

    where can I get a copy of this film please

    • Hi Maggie, thanks for getting in touch. The directors are currently trying to get a distributor for the film in Australia and therefore are holding off on selling the dvd of the film. We sought permission from them to screen it at the festival.

      This is there website: http://roadmaptoapartheid.org/order/ and I guess they are just waiting a bit longer to see if they can get it in the cinemas here. The link is for the dvd order page – hopefully it will be made available soon.

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