Promises and Lies: Fault Lines in the ANC

Curated by Dr Siona O’Connell, in partnership with the Centre for Curating the Archive (CCA).

Responding to a series of recently revealed photographs of ANC members in exile (Zambia and Tanzania, 1989-90), the film reflects on the political ideals and promises of freedom that motivated the liberation struggle both in and outside of South Africa, and the relation of these to a current landscape of political crisis in which we, as ‘new South Africans’, find ourselves complicit. Dr Siona O’Connell is an associate of the CCA; the original exhibition of photographs (titled Promises and Lies: The ANC in exile) that this documentary draws from was curated in 2016, during her time as director of the centre. The documentary first screened at the FADA Gallery in Johannesburg earlier this year.

The Cape Town premier of Promises and Lies: Fault Lines in the ANC will take place on the this Thursday, the 10th of August at 6pm at the Association for Visual Arts (AVA) Gallery, 35 Church Street, Cape Town. Download e-vite left.