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America’s Voices Against Apartheid to host public screening of Sarafina! and docent tours at Exhibition in the Kennedy Center on October 15, 2023

     October 1, 2023

America’s Voices Against Apartheid invites you to indulge in music, cinema, and other experiential activities in an educational encounter about the history of apartheid and its ties to the United States.


On October 15, the America’s Voices Against Apartheid exhibit presents the film, Sarafina!, a true story of the struggles of youth during the apartheid in South Africa.  

Since its release in 1992, the film has experienced a global reach and made an impact in the United States with its illustration of battles of pain and justice during the Civil Rights and Jim Crow eras. 


Quote from Dr. Jean Bailey, America’s Voices Against Apartheid Project Director 

“Sarafina! is a powerful film portraying a young woman’s fight in dismantling the apartheid system in South Africa. This is a unique opportunity to understand historical relationships and cultural and academic collaborations between South Africans and Americans.”

Additional Event Details

The only opportunity to see the free filming of Sarafina! will be at 3 p.m. in the Justice Forum at the REACH in the Kennedy Center. 

  • Free tickets will be available at the REACH box office beginning at 12 p.m. the day of the screening. 

  • To reserve tickets in advance, online reservations will open on a rolling basis beginning Wednesday, October 4th. 

  • Seating for the film is first come, first served. 

  • Viewers are encouraged to arrive early for a good spot to watch this must-see film.

For more information about Sarafina! visit!/

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