“Tsotsi” by Athol Fugard




5 pm reading :Angelika Wende, former ZDF announcer, author and speaker reads from the novel “Tsotsi” by Athol Fugard:

Tsotsi is a ghetto boy. His home is the slums of Johannisburg. His life is dominated by violence and crime. His existence is a struggle for mere survival, the memory of his childhood a shadow he tries to suppress. But one day fate gives him a chance …

Tsotsi is a powerful and moving story about trying to change his life and at the same time a tragedy that makes it hard for us to believe in a higher meaning. (Angelika Wende)

6 pm: dinner at hai noi restaurant

7pm: movie screening of the novel:

Director Gavin Hood received for his film adaptation of the novel Tsotsi (2005) the Oscar for Best Foreign Film and was nominated for a Golden Globe, among others. (Length: 90 minutes)

“This psychological thriller is a biblical parable, a redemption story from the new South Africa … It’s the power that has spawned South Africa, the land of racial frenzy, beyond all barbarism: the power of reconciliation.” (Die Zeit)

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