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01 June 2010

Invite you to the first screening of The Battle for Johannesburg (2010)

The Centre for Indian Studies in Africa and the Faculty of Humanities

Invite you to the first screening of The Battle for Johannesburg (2010)

Dir: Rehad Desai

The Battle for Johannesburg captures the changing face of a city that’s preparing to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup. It’s a tale of property developers vying for sections of the crumbling city with renewed excitement, of a city council determined to create a world class city and ultimately of how this affects the hundreds of thousands of people who have made the city slums their home. There is money to be spent, even more to be made and conflicting interests are at stake. As whole areas around stadiums get a brush up and the middle classes, black and white, begin to move back in, beneath the scramble for property and space is a human story of survival. The eyes of the world are on South Africa. The film raises universal questions such as does urban development have to mean gentrification and is it possible to create a world class city for all?

Followed by a panel discussion

Thuzulini Sithole – Coordinator for Inner City Resource Centre
Lael Bethlehem – Director JDA
Rehad Desai - Filmmaker

Date: June 04 2010
Time: 1800 hours
Venue: Graduate Seminar Room, SW Engineering Building
University of the Witwatersrand

For further information contact Prof. Dilip Menon, Mellon Chair in Indian Studies, or cell 0763983407

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