HONORING CHIEF ALBERT LUTHULI & ROBERT KENNEDY IN A FILM
By: Mhleli Mkhize & Sthabiso Mdledle
Two great heroes are honored with a film.
“RFK in the Land of Apartheid: A Ripple of Hope” screenplay produced by Larry Shore.
Audience came in numbers to watch the film at Catalina Theatre.
The film shows Robert F. Kennedy’s visit to South Africa in 1966, when he was a Senator from New York. Accompanied by his wife, Ethel, the founder of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights.
According to historical reports, Kennedy witnessed the harsh regime of apartheid firsthand, giving hope to the beleaguered opponents of the government—black and white alike—that their peaceful promotion of justice and democracy would one day win out.
He met with numerous South Africans including the banned President of the ANC and Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Chief Albert Luthuli.
The film ended with a panel discussion between the audience and guests.