AfricAvenir presents ReScreening "A country for my daughter"
Wed, Dec 3. 4:30PM - 7:30PM
Franco Namibia Cultural Centre Windhoek, Namibia
Once again, AfricAvenir presents 'A country for my daughter. A film about women, violence, and the law'
Directed by Lucilla Blankenberg and produced by Janine Tilley, the film highlights the gap between South Africa's good legislation and the real experiences of women living in the country.
This film can easily be transferred to the realities in Namibia. The media reports in Namibia are proof to this claim.
A Country for My Daughter follows Nonkosi Khumalo, a woman who imagines a safer country for her daughter and for all women in South Africa in light of her own personal experience with domestic violence and the legal system. After a fruitless attempt to report her abuse, passed off as “common assault” by the justice system, Khumalo investigates the struggle many women face when attempting to report domestic and sexual abuse in South Africa.
Nonkosi is the chairperson of the Treatment Action Campaign and mother of a little girl called Owethu. She is also dedicated to the struggle for equality in South Africa, especially for women.
In A Country For My Daughter Nonkosi travels around the country investigating the stories of brave women whose court cases have transformed the law in South Africa for the better. The cases range from rape within a family to holding the Minister of Safety and Security liable, in cases where police were involved in violence against women. Through these stories, Nonkosi learns of the laws available to protect South African women and how they can be used.
In a country where many sexual assaults go unreported, the struggle must extend beyond the courtroom and into communities. Nonkosi visits Khayelitsha, where social mobilization brought justice to Nandipha Makeke's family by prompting the arrest and prosecution of those who had raped and killed her.
Entrance: 20,- N$