AfricAvenir screens SA doccie for campaign against gender violence

Broadcast

On Wednesday 3 December AfricAvenir Windhoek screens South African documentary A Country for My Daughter as part of the worldwide 16 day activism campaign against gender violence held from 25 November to 10 December every year. The screening takes place at the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre.

Directed by Lucilla Blankenberg and produced by Janine Tilley, A Country for My Daughter follows human rights activist Nonkosi Khumalo, who is chairperson of the Treatment Action Campaign and a mother who doesn’t want her daughter to grow up surrounded by violence. After Khumalo attempts to report abuse which has been done to her, it is passed off as a common assault by the justice system. She then travels around South Africa investigating the stories of other brave women whose court cases have transformed the law in the country for the better. Featured cases range from rape within a family to cases where police were involved in violence against women. Through these stories, she learns of the laws available to protect South African women and how they can be used.
Entrance to the screening: N$20

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Watch the trailer for A Country for My Daughter

Source: Screen Africa 27 November 2014