Film Screening: Mapantsula
Wed, February 1, 2017

Director: Olivier Schmitz, 1988; 104 minutes

Presented in conjunction with Pantsula 4 LYF: Popular Dance and Fashion in Johannesburg, Mapantsula tells the story of Panic, a petty gangster caught up in the growing anti-Apartheid struggle who has to choose between individual gain and a stand against the system. The film features the men’s fashion that has become a signature element of the pantsula dance crews that developed in post-Apartheid South Africa. Erica P. Jones, Assistant Curator of African Arts, Fowler Museum, introduces the film.

Location: Lenart Auditorium, Fowler Museum

No reservation required. This film is free of charge.


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