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RFK in the Land of Apartheid: A Ripple of Hope Previous Broadcasts

KQED World: Thu, Sep 1, 2011 -- 8:00 AM

This program tells the unknown story of Robert Kennedy's 1966 visit to South Africa during the worst years of Apartheid. Filmmakers Larry Shore and Tami Gold use never before seen archival footage, and interviews in South Africa and the United States. The film follows Senator Kennedy to the site of his famous "Ripple of Hope" speech at the University of Cape Town and his encounter with Afrikaans students at Stellenbosch, the pro-Apartheid university. A high point of the film is Kennedy's meeting with one of the unknown giants of African history - the banned President of the African National Congress, and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Chief Albert Lutuli - living under house arrest in a remote rural area. With an original sound track by American musician Jason Moran and voices from the University of Cape Town Africa Choir, the film evokes the connections between the American Civil Rights Movement and the Anti-Apartheid Movement in South Africa.

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  • KQED World: Thu, Sep 1, 2011 -- 11:00 AM
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