Directors: Tami Gold & Larry Shore
USA/South Africa, 2009, 56 mins
Using never before seen archival footage and interviews in South Africa and the US, the filmmakers tell the unknown story of Robert F. Kennedy’s 1966 visit to South Africa during the worst years of apartheid. The film evokes the connections between the American Civil Rights movement and the Anti-Apartheid movement in South Africa.
RFK in the Land of Apartheid 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 the pro-Apartheid university. The film tells an unusual story through words and actions of an American politician whose legacy continues to advance human rights around the world.
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