Siona O’Connell

DOC LOUNGE: In Gods Name (premiere)

DOC LOUNGE Aarhus presents the international premiere of Siona O’Connells latest film, In Gods Naam (In God’s Name) – a 26-minute documentary that looks at the history of the Slave Church in Cape Town.

Directed by University of Pretoria scholar and filmmaker, Professor Siona O’Connell, the film considers the long reach of a colonial and slave history and confronts the schisms that remain unreconciled  between the Nederduitse Gereformeerder Kerk (NGK) and The Uniting Reformed Church in Southern Africa (URCSA).

The film makes an argument for a reinterpretation of the past in order to imagine a freedom that remains elusive in South Africa. 

Program: Director talk and a short film from Georgia – due to DOC LOUNGE’s focus on Georgia in the spring 2020.

18.45 Door opens.
19.05 Short film: The Tower
19:15 introduction by Siona O’Connell
19:20 International premiere of In Gods Naam.
20:00 Debate with Siona O’Connell, moderated by lector Nick Shephard with focus on citizenship, democracy and freedom, with questions for the audience.
21:00 (approx.) Lounge and tones

The films have english subtitles and the talk is in English.

The event is organized by DOC LOUNGE Aarhus, and all questions about the event are addressed to DOC LOUNGE, which also handles ticket purchases.
Send email to DOC LOUNGE Aarhus.

Tickets: 50-75 DKK


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