A special screening and discussion with the film’s producer and director, Larry Shore. This is a collaboration with The Museum on the Green and JFK Hyannis Museum.
This event is FREE to attend and will be held at the Cultural Center at 55 Palmer Ave in Falmouth.
11am screening and 12-12:30am Q & A
Using previously unseen archival materials, and interviews in South Africa and the US, this fascinating documentary tells the unknown story of Senator Robert Kennedy’s important visit to South Africa in June 1966 during the worst years of Apartheid. The film evokes the connections between the American Civil Rights Movement and the Anti-Apartheid Movement in South Africa. The filmmakers find witnesses to this moment in time through the sights and sounds of present-day South Africa.
The film highlights RFK’s meeting with the banned leader and first African to win the Nobel Peace Prize, Chief Albert Luthuli. The film follows Kennedy to the site of his famous “Ripple of Hope” speech at the University of Cape Town, his visit to a pro-Apartheid university and Soweto. We witness Kennedy publicly challenging the dominant Cold War ideology that Anti-Communism, espoused by repressive regimes like that in South Africa, should be the only factor determining American foreign policy.