TONIGHT! NOVEMBER 14th @ Maysles Cinema
Doc Watchers Presents:
Curated by Hellura Lyle of Doc Watchers- a Harlem, community-based documentary film screening club and series
Dir. Yoruba Richen, 2010, 52 min.
Though apartheid ended in South Africa in 1994, economic injustices between blacks and whites remain unresolved. As revealed in Yoruba Richen’s incisive Promised Land, the most potentially explosive issue is land. The film follows two black communities as they struggle to reclaim land from white owners, some of whom who have lived there for generations. Amid rising tensions and wavering government policies, the land issue remains South Africa’s “ticking time bomb,” with far-reaching consequences for all sides.
Q&A with Director Yoruba Richen & Reception to follow screening.