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Decolon I Sing Wits: A Review

Decolonising Wits

My film DECOLONISING WITS – AN ACT OF EPISTEMIC DISOBEDIENCE opened at The Bioscope on 3 July. Here it is reviewed by Helgé Janssen:

This Kaganof ‘documoment’ is a brave film – for it talks where others haven’t dared to walk.

This film thus gives credence to a small band of EFF supporters who are spearheading the drive to decolonize the University of the Witwatersrand.

There are large sections of the film without subtitles; rendering the verbal coherence of the film somewhat stilted to a cursory ‘white’ sensibility and this is done intentionally. There are no participants who have personal ego narratives (apart from Mngxitama?) while at the same time demonstrating the genesis and the accumulating awareness of the rising swell for reassessment of post-apartheid political ‘achievements’.

And don’t miss what Kwanele Sosibo had to say about the film in the Mail & Guardian.

 

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