Edinburgh Global Partnerships and Pathways for Peace are coming together to bring you a screening of Standing on Their Shoulders, a South African doc

Standing on Their Shoulders: Women's Resistance in South Africa

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  • Edinburgh Scotland United Kingdom
  • Start: Feb 27 2019 19:00
  • Finish: Feb 27 2019 21:00
  • Time zone: Europe/London
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Edinburgh Global Partnerships and Pathways for Peace are coming together to bring you a screening of Standing on Their Shoulders, a South African documentary by acclaimed filmmaker Xoliswa Sithole. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion surrounding the film and the topics it addresses.





"Sithole’s film is a ribbon that connects female activists over time in a breath-taking composite of female resistance. It challenges the erasure of these powerful women who paved the way to liberation and who, post liberation, were sadly relegated to the old roles of wives, mothers, and daughters of struggle heroes. The story of the ANC and our liberation was, ultimately, to be determined by men. Thoughtful interviews with feminist activists, scholars, and political leaders shine a torch on the work at hand for a new generation of women who are mobilising to fight race, class and gender oppression in a renewed age of patriarchal and capitalist violence. A more fitting farewell to Winnie Madikizela Mandela would be difficult to find."


- Encounters Film Festival





Panelists include:





Rama Sella Dieng, a lecturer in Africa and international development at the University of Edinburgh who's research interests include African feminism, Gender and Development and capitalism in Africa.





Natasha Lynne Ashley, a South African Mandela Rhodes Scholar who marched on Union Buildings in 2015.





With more panelists to be announced soon!







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