In conjunction with “Intersections Intersected: The Photography of David Goldblatt,” African Film Festival has selected a series of documentary and fictional films exploring contemporary representations of South Africa, highlighting its culture, politics, and complex history. The series features three screenings at the New Museum on August 29, September 19, and October 10.
Behind the Rainbow, 2009, 120 min
Dir. Jihan El-Tahri, South Africa/Egypt
Behind the Rainbow explores the transition of the ANC from a liberation organization into South Africa’s ruling party through the evolution of the relationship between two of its most prominent figures, Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma. The film features interviews with key ANC figures, including both Mbeki and Zuma.
Sincerely Yours / Wa ’n Wina, 2001, 52 min.
Dir. Dumisani Phakhati, South Africa
The filmmaker returns to his old neighborhood in Soweto and engages with friends to discuss relationships, sex, and love. As his subjects talk intimately about street realities and the ways they cope with hardships, the film reveals the gap between life and AIDS campaigns that often talk past the people they try to address. English, Sotho, and Zulu with English subtitles.
“Intersections Intersected: The Photography of David Goldblatt” is organized by Fundação de Serralves, Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto, Portugal and presented by the New Museum, New York.
The exhibition is curated by Ulrich Loock, Curator, Fundação de Serralves, Museu de Arte Contemporânea. Its presentation at the New Museum is organized by Richard Flood, Chief Curator, New Museum.
Major support provided by the Robert Mapplethorpe Photography Fund.