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The State Theatre together with MTV present a screening of ‘The People VS Patriarchy’ documentary film on Friday, 23 February 2018 at State Theatre.
The documentary follows last year’s hugely successful and thought-provoking ‘The People vs The Rainbow Nation’, which examined why South African youth continue to believe the struggle is far from over, more than 20 years after South Africa’s first democratic elections.
Through frank and confrontational dialogue with diverse South Africans from different walks of life, The People vs Patriarchy features musician and Inxeba lead actor Nakhane Toure, transgender activist Glow Makatsi and 2017 Aspen New Voices Fellow Koketso Moeti among several others who examine South Africans response to an epidemic of violence against women.
The one-hour film was shot in Joburg, Durban and Cape Town and contextualises how most South Africas are affected by this scourge that is destroying lives of ordinary people and communities. The documentary premiered on MTV (DStv channel 130) last year November during the global initiative, 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence.
The screening is set to be opened by a teaser performance of ‘Freedom The Musical’ by the multi-award winning playwright Aubrey Sekhabi, which is expected to open on 2 March at State Theatre. This ground-breaking musical tells the story of Phindile, a Tshwane University of Technology student and leader of fees must fall movement. Phindile’s life takes a sharp turn after the students protest at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. This story is a testament of her determination to triumph regardless of the odds stacked against her by the system and as well as society. She will stop at nothing to fight for the freedom of students, for free education and ultimately her own freedom.
Freedom features Hip Hop star Sphelele ‘PdotO’ Mnyandu, Simphiwe Ndlovu, Kabelo “Bonafide Billi” Togoe, Motswako rapper Chad da Don, the experienced baritone Otto Maidi, and 2017 Idols top ten finalist Thokozile Ndimande to highlight a few.
A panel discussion on the screening will follow up to engage more on many issues raised by the film. Expected panellists include women activist Naledi Chirwa, Mduduzi Nhlapo (who brings the male voice to the discussion), and others to be confirmed.
The entrance to the screening is free and opened to the public per RSVP. Those who wish to be part of the screening can contact State Theatre’s sales team at 012 392 4000 to make bookings.
Date: 23 February 2018
Venue: Opera Theatre @ State Theatre