Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014
7:00 pm

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Wasserman Cinematheque
Sachar International Ctr.
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA

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Advance Screening - Special Event

Soft Vengeance:
Albie Sachs & the New South Africa

Film + Discussion + Reception with
Justice Albie Sachs & Filmmaker Abby Ginzberg


The remarkable Albie Sachs: anti-apartheid activist, lawyer, and South African Constitutional Court Judge.

Imprisoned, tortured, exiled, blown up by a car bomb...
He still fights for justice and reconciliation.

Judge Albie Sachs
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 blown up by a car bomb set by the South African security forces in Maputo, Mozambique, which cost him his right arm and the sight of one eye, but miraculously he survived and eventually recovered. 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 eleven judges of the new Constitutional Court.

Filmmaker Abby Ginzberg
Trained as a lawyer, Ms. Ginsberg has produced over thirty films, including the award-winning documentaries Cruz Reynoso: Sowing the Seeds of Justice and Soul of Justice: Thelton Henderson's American Journey.

Co-Presented by:

International Center for Ethics, Justice & Public Life, Brandeis University
Louis D. Brandeis Legacy Fund for Social Justice, Brandeis University

The National Center for Jewish Film

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