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  Film screening and talk: "Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa"
  September 11, 2014 7:00 PM
  Wasserman Cinematheque, Sachar International Center
Brandeis alumni and friends are invited to attend a screening of "Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa," an acclaimed new documentary by filmmaker Abby Ginzberg that tells the story of the anti-apartheid activist who was imprisoned and tortured and still fought for justice and reconciliation. Sachs and Ginzberg will participate in a discussion following the screening.

As a young man, Albie Sachs defended those committed to ending apartheid in South Africa. For his actions as a lawyer, he was imprisoned in solitary confinement in Cape Town, tortured through sleep deprivation and forced into exile. In 1988, he was targeted by a car bomb set by the South African security forces in Maputo, Mozambique, which cost him his right arm and the sight in one eye. Returning to South Africa following the release of Nelson Mandela, Sachs helped write the groundbreaking new constitution and was appointed by President Mandela as one of the first 11 judges of the new Constitutional Court.

Tickets
Brandeis alumni, BNC and BOLLI members, faculty, staff and students: free
General admission: $10
Unclaimed seats will be given away 10 minutes before the event begins (first come, first served).

Order online or call 781-736-3400. Free tickets are available for Brandeis community members starting Friday, August 22.

Sponsored by the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life; the National Center for Jewish Film; and the Louis D. Brandeis Legacy Fund for Social Justice.

RSVP (optional) on Facebook. More information here.