LESEDI LA BATHO and the EMBASSY OF FRANCE IN SOUTH AFRICA
presents a screening of a documentary film directed by Kim Longinotto
From acclaimed verite filmmaker and cinematographer, Kim Longinotto, comes Dreamcatcher, an intimate portrait of Brenda: survivor, pillar of strength, inspiration and mother to the hundreds of young women and girls who want to end the perpetual cycle of neglect, violence and exploitation. Seeing those who stay in the shadows, and listening to the voices no one else wants the hear, Longinotto weaves a sensitive tapestry of love and understanding through Brenda’s unwavering and selfless care that contrasts against the hopelessness of a flawed system. Subtle and deeply moving, Dreamcatcher combines raw human experience with the elegant and simple realisation that one person can make a difference.
After the screening of the documentary, a panel discussion will follow consisting of relevant stakeholders in the field of Gender Equality and Rights. The Theme for the discussion panel is: “How can we empower vulnerable groups to prevent the cycles of abuse”. We will also discuss the resources available from Government and NGO’s to protect and support these groups.
DATE: 21 April 2016
99 River Street
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