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Thursday, November 02, 2017,

  • Location: Sarratt Cinema

Kalushi: The Story of Solomon Mahlangu

Presented by Keith Weghorst, Assistant Professor of Political Science. 

South Africa (2017). Dir. Mandla Dube.

Kalushi is the true story of a young street salesman from a township outside of Pretoria in South Africa. After being brutally beaten by apartheid police, Kalushi joins the South African liberation movement. His fellow soldier and friend ends up shooting two innocent people on the streets of downtown Johannesburg. While his friend is severely beaten and tortured, Kalushi faces a daunting trial in which the State seeks death by hanging. With a crew and cast consisting solely of South African citizens— a rare occurrence in movies about apartheid— Kalushi is an examination of grief as well as a historical illustration of political persecution. English. 107 min. 

Presented in collaboration with the department of Political Science and the "Africa at a Crossroads" TIPS Project.