Forgiveness in the New South Africa Films by Darrell Roodt and  ThaloMatabane<br />
“How do you find these films?”<br />By watching public television and educational programming.<br />By doing pedagogical r...
Forgiveness in South African Literature:          Miriam Tlali’sBetween Two Worlds <br />Some key dates: <br />1955- 65 00...
Susan VanZanten Gallagher<br />
Nation-wide Forgiveness <br />In her recent PMLA article “‘I Want to Say: / Forgive Me’:  <br />South African Discourse an...
Hector Peterson, A Young Student who Died in an Unarmed Protest Against Apartheid <br />
Aesthetic Activity as Forgiving and Freeing <br />
Transformative Love<br />
Desmond Tutu, 1931-present<br />
Tutu on Forgiveness<br />In a 2001 speech given upon receiving his honorary doctorate of<br />divinity from the University...
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Faculty Film Conference 2009

  1. 1. Forgiveness in the New South Africa Films by Darrell Roodt and ThaloMatabane<br />
  2. 2. “How do you find these films?”<br />By watching public television and educational programming.<br />By doing pedagogical research in public libraries, as well as university libraries. <br />By listening to the suggestions of students; generally, they watch more films than we do. <br />
  3. 3. Forgiveness in South African Literature: Miriam Tlali’sBetween Two Worlds <br />Some key dates: <br />1955- 65 000 people forcibly removed from Sophiatown in order to transform it to “Triomph”<br />1964 – Tlali begins writing Between Two Worlds<br />1979 – Tlali’s novel published as Muriel at Metropolitan<br />1994 – first multi-racial election in South Africa; Nelson Mandela elected; Tlali’snovelre-releasedwith its intended title ofBetween Two Worlds<br />2006 – the area that came to be known as “Triomph” officially changed back to Sophiatown<br />
  4. 4. Susan VanZanten Gallagher<br />
  5. 5. Nation-wide Forgiveness <br />In her recent PMLA article “‘I Want to Say: / Forgive Me’: <br />South African Discourse and Forgiveness” Gallagher <br />considers the Truth and Reconciliation Commission process <br />in South Africa which started in 1995, and within which “two <br />thousand victims testified about their experiences of abuse” <br />(303) during the years of Apartheid. <br />
  6. 6. Hector Peterson, A Young Student who Died in an Unarmed Protest Against Apartheid <br />
  7. 7. Aesthetic Activity as Forgiving and Freeing <br />
  8. 8. Transformative Love<br />
  9. 9. Desmond Tutu, 1931-present<br />
  10. 10. Tutu on Forgiveness<br />In a 2001 speech given upon receiving his honorary doctorate of<br />divinity from the University of Toronto, Bishop Desmond Tutu<br />explained that South Africa has chosen “to tread the difficult<br />path of confession, forgiveness, and reconciliation,” wishing to<br />avoid both the severe, retributive justice of the Nuremberg trials<br />and “the other extreme of a blanket amnesty, as happened in<br />General Augusto Pinochet’s Chile. It victimized the victims a<br />second time.” <br />

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