VSAFF fans, if you can’t wait until April 20 to get your fill of South African cinema, we invite you to support our charity, Education without Borders, at a REEL CAUSES event on March 29, 7:30 p.m. at the Denman Cinemas.
Leaving Mandela Park is a story about the extraordinary drive of children to escape the harsh reality of township life through music and dance. Siseko sings opera escaping the abuse by his father, Cynthia plays the saxofoon while staying out of the hands of gangsters, and Guava sings kwaito on street corners, while Pinkie dances her way out of poverty. Their dreams are not isolated. They form a metaphor for the future of a country that will depend on this young generation.
Director, script Saskia Vredeveld
Script Bart de Graaff
Tickets are $11 at the door.